'This is not charity, this is work' - Vivienne Westwood

Grand Dame of British fashion Vivienne Westwood has joined forces with ASOS to release a line of ethical bags as part of it's Ethical Africa initiative. The initiative has one goal, to provide employment for impoverished communities in Africa. By providing sustainable employment, you break the poverty cycle and create stability in marginalised communities.  Sounds great, right?

The bags which include rucksacks and totes were all hand crafted from recycled materials by women in Nairobi and they are lovely.  The monochrome canvas backpack with the tan leather trim is definitely on the wish list! Fashion can look good and DO good. 

The bags will be available on ASOS and prices start at £58. 

Images courtesy of ASOS