Buy Vivienne Westwood Ethical Fashion Africa Project Bags

Vivienne Westwood's New Ethical Bags Are Now Online

Canvas iPod Case, $83

>> Today, at Pitti Immagine in Florence, Vivienne Westwood launched a new series of bags for her Ethical Fashion Africa Project. Handmade by men and women in Nairobi from recycled materials — electrical wiring, tent canvas, aluminum, plastic bags — the accessories are not only environmentally friendly, they're also community-sustaining. "It's not charity, it's work," Westwood says of the project's aim to create jobs in impoverished communities by teaching workers real skills. Ranging in price from $83 to $339, the collection is a colorful melange of chic prints, interesting textures and easy-to-wear shapes. The pieces are available online at, with a special video shot by her campaign photographer, Juergen Teller. Click through the slideshow to see our favorites from the collection.