09/03/2012 11:39 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Vivienne Westwood And Stella McCartney Back Ethical Fashion Africa

In celebration of International Women's Day this year, Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney are backing Kenya's Ethical Fashion Africa, a programme run by the UN's International Trade Centre.

The project targets some of Kenya's poorest areas following the slogan 'not charity, just work'. It strives to empower women through work by teaching them key skills and paying fair wages, which in turn will help make positive changes to their lives.

To show their support Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood are placing orders for various designs to be made by the teams in Africa.

To learn more about the initiative and the people behind it, visit

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