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"I began working for the cooperative in 2007 as a dyer, and now I am a weaver. This job allows me to pay school fees for my seven children." says Rosalie, an artisan from Burkina Faso  © ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative & Anne Mimault

"I began working for the cooperative in 2007 as a dyer, and now I am a weaver. This job allows me to pay school fees for my seven children." says Rosalie, an artisan from Burkina Faso © ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative & Anne Mimault

For her new eyewear campaign, dubbed Visible, Karen Walker is using her shades to highlight -- and celebrate -- Kenyan artisans

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Karen Walker collaborates with local Kenyan artisans for UN initiative. Noted New Zealand eyewear designer Karen Walker recently teamed up with the United Nations' International Trade Centre’s Ethical Fashion Initiative, collaborating with local.

“I learnt how to weave in my home village, where this craftsmanship is really rooted into our culture. I like my work because I have a market where to sell my products and when I’m not doing that, I teach my skills to others.” says Denke, an artisan in Et

“I learnt how to weave in my home village, where this craftsmanship is really rooted into our culture. I like my work because I have a market where to sell my products and when I’m not doing that, I teach my skills to others.” says Denke, an artisan in Et

"I hope to have good work and to give good education to my children." says Jane, an artisan from Kenya © ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative & Louis Nderi

"I hope to have good work and to give good education to my children." says Jane, an artisan from Kenya © ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative & Louis Nderi

“This type of weaving is a tradition in my village, so I’ve always known how to make these baskets. I also work as a launderer.” says Tewabech, an artisan from Ethiopia © ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative & Louis Nderi

“This type of weaving is a tradition in my village, so I’ve always known how to make these baskets. I also work as a launderer.” says Tewabech, an artisan from Ethiopia © ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative & Louis Nderi

"I have been part of the association for two years now, but my life is much better than before. My dream is to have a motorbike so that I can better devote myself to my work." says Christine, an artisan from Burkina Faso © ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative & Anne Mimault

"I have been part of the association for two years now, but my life is much better than before. My dream is to have a motorbike so that I can better devote myself to my work." says Christine, an artisan from Burkina Faso © ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative & Anne Mimault

"I am a responsible person. I like to be the one to take care of people." says Joan, an artisan from Kenya © ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative & Louis Nderi

"I am a responsible person. I like to be the one to take care of people." says Joan, an artisan from Kenya © ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative & Louis Nderi

“I’ve been working here for four years and this is where I learnt how to make baskets. I also make some income doing laundry for other people. With both these jobs, I can make ends meet.” says Fantanesh, an artisan from Ethiopia ©️️ ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative & Louis Nderi

“I’ve been working here for four years and this is where I learnt how to make baskets. I also make some income doing laundry for other people. With both these jobs, I can make ends meet.” says Fantanesh, an artisan from Ethiopia ©️️ ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative & Louis Nderi

"I started here when I finished class 8 at Olepolos Primary School. This is my talent and is something I feel comfortable doing." says Josephine, an artisan from Kenya  © ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative & Louis Nderi

"I started here when I finished class 8 at Olepolos Primary School. This is my talent and is something I feel comfortable doing." says Josephine, an artisan from Kenya © ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative & Louis Nderi

"I am motivated by my friends with whom I live. My dream is to own a business." says Goretty, an artisan from Kenya © ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative & Louis Nderi

"I am motivated by my friends with whom I live. My dream is to own a business." says Goretty, an artisan from Kenya © ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative & Louis Nderi

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