The woman who brought punk to the Kings Road, Vivienne Westwood is officially nominated for the London Design Museum’s, Design of the Year Award 2012 for her Ethical Fashion Africa collection.
The collection has helped create jobs for women in some of the most poverty stricken areas of Kenya and has provided them with life-long skills with the hope of a sustainable income in the future.
Alison Moloney of the British Council said of the collaboration:
“This project shows it is possible to provide wealth to poor communities through business. It promotes sustainable and fair trade practice, yet does not compromise Westwood’s iconic design aesthetic.”
Designs from all of the nominees are on show at the Design Museum until July 15th and the winner will be announced on April 24th.