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Karen Walker's Kenyan Eyewear Collection

This is a collaboration between New Zealand designer Karen Walker and ITC's Ethical Fashion Initiative for her eyewear line.

New Zealand designer Karen Walker links up with ITC's Ethical Fashion Initiative — an organization that aims to promote fair and sustainable business between fashion brands and artisans in Africa and Haiti — to deliver a unique eyewear collection and lookbook. EFI partnered Walker with Kenyan artisans who crafted beautiful screen-printed pouches to accompany the Karen Walker Visible collection. The genius move here, though, was to feature all of those involved in the creation process as models for the eyewear campaign — "machinists, cutters, tailors, production managers and metal workers who have acquired or refined craft and management skills through the Ethical Fashion Initiative" are all part of it and the effort was really worth it: the result is astonishing.

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