Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Vivienne Westwood - winning at Ethical Fashion

We are delighted to note that Pier Crush Vivienne Westwood, and her Ethical Fashion Africa collection, was nominated for the Design Museum's Design Of The Year Award.
The collection, now in its third season, have provided work for women living in some of the most deprived areas of Kenya. The women have been taught lifelong skills, helping them to bring in sustainable income. Above all, the project has restored a little pride and dignity to a community that had precious little of either.
The collection is also notable as the only nominee for the award that identifys as ethical or sustainable. Sadly, the award in the fashion category went to Issey Miyaki, but Westwood's nomination shows how important and influential ethical thought is becoming in the fashion world.
The nominated designs can be seen at the Design Museum until July 4th, or you can have a look at everything on the Design Museum blog.

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