Vivienne Westwood Launches War/Peace T-Shirt in Support of Climate Refugees
The eagerly anticipated, exclusive design by Vivienne Westwood in aid of the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) goes on sale at Selfridges, Vivienne Westwood (instore and online http://www.viviennewestwood.co.uk ) and http://www.ejfoundation.org/shop this May 4th. Launched at the Vivienne Westwood Red Label catwalk show at London Fashion Week, the bespoke mens and womens t-shirts are made using an exemplary low carbon supply chain and have been photographed on a host of famous faces including Naomi Campbell, Gillian Anderson, Mathew Horne, Romola Garai, Roisin Murphy and The Vaccines.
Asking the question 'How did I create 38 million climate refugees?', the t-shirts support EJF's 'No Place Like Home' campaign for climate refugees which raises awareness of the plight of people who have been forced from their homes and land due to natural disasters like flooding and storms. Unlike the 10 million refugees recognized by the UN Refugee Agency, these people currently have no legal status or protection. EJF is calling for urgent international action to provide them with legal recognition, assistance and protection. The t-shirts have a 90% smaller carbon footprint than an average cotton t-shirt and represent how fashion can be part of the solution to climate change. They are organic, ethically-made and manufactured by renewable green energy. Priced at £20, the exclusive t-shirts will go on sale from 4th May 2012 exclusively at Selfridges, Vivienne Westwood (instore and online http://www.viviennewestwood.co.uk) and http://www.ejfoundation.org/shop
Vivienne Westwood: "What we're talking about regarding climate change refugees is total chaos, where natural disasters are more intense and more often. The world is giving us this warning of more horror to come."
EJF Executive Director, Steve Trent: "This t-shirt demonstrates the highest possible standards in an industry that is often criticised for falling short of the mark. Buying this t-shirt supports EJF's work protecting some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people."
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