Every decision that Vivienne Westwood makes is coloured with her passion for protecting the planet.
Cool Earth was delighted when she accepted invitation to become a patron of Cool Earth in September 2015. And we are delighted that today she’ll be honoured with a well-deserved award for positive change.
Vivienne and her husband Andreas have donated more than £1 million to Cool Earth. She’s galvanised her friends to join the cause, and has dedicated two of her fashion shows to Cool Earth. Following a week spent living with a tribe in the Peruvian Amazon, Vivienne lobbied the Peruvian government on their Forestry Programme. Their zeal for rainforest protection is incomparable.
Today, the British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced that Dame Vivienne Westwood will be honoured with the Swarovski Award for Positive Change at The Fashion Awards 2018 in partnership with Swarovski. The Swarovski Award for Positive Change, whose past recipients include Franca Sozzani and Maria Grazia Chiuri, recognises and celebrates individuals who have made a positive impact on society, the environment or both. The recipients acknowledge the challenges our world faces and actively seek to address them using their resources to achieve change and positive impact.