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by Kara DiCamillo
Categories: Fashion, People
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Photo: FTape

British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood is once again using her talents for a cause. Named one of the best vegan accessory designers from W Magazine, this week her Autumn/Winter 2011 collection was launched at Pitti Immagine in Florence for the Ethical Fashion Project in Africa. With new styles and exclusive designs, the collection is all about celebrating style and empowering women to make a difference.

Exclusive to online retailer Yoox “the line is handmade in Nairobi from 100 percent recycled materials, including roadside advertisement banners and old canvas safari tents,” according to Ecouterre. Additionally, Westwood and Yoox are working with the United Nations International Trade Centre to create sustainable employment while creating one-of-a-kind pieces that are also eco-friendly. The Ethical Fashion Africa Collection is available for men and women.

About Kara DiCamillo

Kara began her writing career with TreeHugger.com in January 2005 and is also a contributing writer for TriplePundit, 1-800-RECYCLING.com, Sierra Club Green Home, EcoSalon and her local Newport Patch. Beyond the moat that surrounds her Newport, Rhode Island home, Kara has backpacked Mt. Washington in New Hampshire too many times to count, is a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, a graduate of the Colorado Outward Bound School and, in real life, she is a public relations director.

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  • Sonia

    If only I could afford that weekender bag:(