vivienne westwood has africa in her clutches.

by joelle hyman

She may be the reigning queen of British punk, but Vivienne Westwood is also known to make a political statement with her creations.

Dame Westwood brought her social activism to life in her collaboration with the Ethical Fashion Africa Project. Exploring the benefits of using locally sourced goods, the line of bags includes screen-print patterns and her signature “orb” logo, a reference to the planets and the British crown jewels.

Check out the process behind the product in this mini-documentary, and take a peek at the bags, exclusively available at Yoox ($49 - $352)