British fashion legend, Dame Vivienne Westwood DBE teams up with UK Water Charity, FRANK Water to design new refillable water bottle. Fashion designer and activist, Vivienne Westwood has designed a brand new limited edition refillable FRANK water bottle with all profits raised supporting the charity.
The bottle features distinctive, attention-grabbing imagery and words from the designer’s latest campaign ‘Intellectuals Unite.’ The campaign calls on every thinking global citizen to take action (however small) against the progress of climate change.
Third world and developing countries are likely to suffer the effects of climate change far more acutely than the developed world, through floods, drought, unpredictable monsoons and contaminated water. Vivienne Westwood’s Climate Revolution campaign has seen her speaking at universities across the UK, at marches, demonstrations and through her blog and social media.
Dame Vivienne said: “In India, 76 million people have no safe water. The majority of these live on £3 per day*. Buying water from a tanker costs around 1p per litre. In the West, we use around 350 litres per day. Even half that quantity would still take over 50% their daily wage. What choice do people have but to find a different, probably dirty source of water? That’s where FRANK Water comes in.”
FRANK Water Founder and CEO, Katie Alcott said,
”We are thrilled to be working with Dame Vivienne. Not only is she arguably the best-known fashion designer in the world, she’s also a passionate and committed campaigner for action against climate change. The communities we work with rely on predictable weather for their lives and their livelihoods. Even the smallest rise in temperature could be devastating for them.”
About Frank Water
Not only do all profits from sales of the bottles help FRANK Water provide access to safe water and sanitation for more people who currently live without, the bottles also help highlight how lucky we are in this country to be able to drink from the tap without hesitation.