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I'm calling it. Even though it's only February, this has to be collaboration of the year. NZ designer, Karen Walker has teamed up with the United Nation' ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative to create this incredible eyewear and accessories line, Karen Walker Visible. By creating work in community groups in urban slums and disadvantaged rural areas of Kenya, the Ethical Fashion Initiative is not a hand-out, it's a hand-up for local artisans who can increase their skills, get fair work and wages; and be part of the worldwide fashion industry.
The artisans have produced pouches for the eyewear collection and are also the stars of the campaign. For the machinists, cutters, tailors, production managers and metal workers, this range has provided them with a vital source of income to support themselves, their families and their community. The collection is available worldwide from February 10.
hold onto your vision,