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Karen Walker's Latest Campaign Highlights Kenyan Artisans

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Designer Karen Walker journeyed to Kenya to shoot her latest eyewear campaign, titled Visible. According to Karen Walker's Facebook page, the New Zealander partnered with United Nations' ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative this season to work with artisans in "urban slums and disadvantaged rural areas" of the country. "The Ethical Fashion Initiative's motto is NOT CHARITY, JUST WORK and their task is to promote sustainable business over aid dependency," she explains.

Craftspeople in the region created pouches to accompany the collection—screen-printed versions will ship with each pair of sunnies and more elaborate, beaded styles will be available for separate purchase. They also took a turn as models, posing in frames for the official campaign. The sunglasses will be available for purchase starting February 10 in Karen Walker stores and, presumably, online.

· KAREN WALKER VISIBLE [Karen Walker/Facebook]
· Karen Walker Shines a Light on Kenya [StyleFile]
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· Madewell's New Designer Serves Up His First Lookbook [Racked]