09 Aug '11, 9am

Vivienne Westwood Launches Chic Recycled Handbag Line - Earth911.com

Vivienne Westwood Launches Chic Recycled Handbag Line - Earth911.com

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has made headlines for her environmental campaigns. And now she’s taking it to the next level with a new line of handbags made by Kenyan artisans from recycled materials. Photo: Vivienne Westwood Ethical Fashion Africa Launch The Ethical Fashion Africa collection includes handbags and keyrings made from unlikely materials like flip-flops, old tent fabric and even bones. Recycled fabrics and other materials are pieced together to create artful and creative patchwork designs, with embellishments made from recycled metal and bone for a couture flair. The collection was created in partnership with the International Trade Centre ’s Ethical Fashion Programme, and hundreds of Kenyan artisans have been employed to create the unique accessories. Westwood recently made a visit to Nairobi, where she met with the workers who are turning her vision in...

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