Friday, August 19, 2011

Fashion Africa : The Kenyan collection by Beshlie Mckelvie

  Beshlie Mckelvie, great granddaughter of the influential designer William Shand-Kydd, collaborated with the Sophia forum, (, the UK Chapter of the UNAIDS Global Coalition on Women and HIV, to create this Exclusive Collection made by Kenyan women. The aim of the project is to raise awareness about the huge issues facing women in relation to HIV. She worked directly with the team of Soko Kenya and aimed to create a sustainable  fair trade employment to some of Kenya's poorest of poor.  The fabrics have been sourced locally using traditional printed Kangas.You can find out more about Beshlie by visiting her site at (

Photos Credits: Beshlie Mckelvie

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