Vivienne Westwood for Reprieve necklace goes on sale

December 13, 2010

A necklace designed by Vivienne Westwood specially for Reprieve is now on sale, just in time for Christmas, with all proceeds going to our vital work for prisoners on death rows and in Guantánamo Bay.

Reprieve is delighted to have once again joined forces with world-renowned fashion-designer Vivienne Westwood. Supermodel and Reprieve volunteer Jacquetta Wheeler collaborated in the design of the stunning necklace, engraved with the word ‘Reprieve’ and shaped like a heart, because, as Vivienne puts it, “it could happen to you”. All proceeds will go directly to Reprieve’s work for victims of torture, rendition and unlawful detention, and for British and European nationals facing the death penalty.

Two and a half years ago, Reprieve teamed up with Vivienne Westwood and Agent Provocateur for the ‘Fair Trial My Arse’ campaign. Underwear designed by Agent Provocateur in a fetching shade of ‘Guantánamo orange’ appeared in AP stores on both sides of the Atlantic and was sported by models at Vivienne Westwood’s London Fashion Week show in February 2008.

This time, the necklace came in a variety of sizes and colours for the catwalk show at London Fashion Week in September, with Jacquetta herself wearing a large chunky version in copper and red. The necklace currently on sale to the public is smaller in size and comes in an oxidised silver finish. There is also a matching clutch pin. The necklace is priced at £105 and the pin at £35, and both are available from the Vivienne Westwood website. The pieces are strictly limited edition – only 300 of each have been produced and they are selling fast.

This project will not only raise awareness of our work, but also the essential funds required to continue it. The profits from every necklace sold will go towards our frontline work assisting prisoners denied justice around the world, from death row to Guantánamo Bay.

For more information please contact Emma Draper at Reprieve’s Press Office emma.draper@reprieve.org.uk 020 7427 1099, or Jacquetta Wheeler jacquetta.wheeler@reprieve.org.uk 020 7353 4640.

Notes for Editors:

Reprieve, a legal action charity, uses the law to enforce the human rights of prisoners, from death row to Guantánamo Bay. Reprieve investigates, litigates and educates, working on the frontline, to provide legal support to prisoners unable to pay for it themselves. Reprieve promotes the rule of law around the world, securing each person’s right to a fair trial and saving lives. Clive Stafford Smith is the founder of Reprieve and has spent 26 years working on behalf of people facing the death penalty in the USA.

Reprieve has also represented a large number of prisoners who have been rendered and abused around the world, and is conducting ongoing investigations into the rendition and the secret detention of ‘ghost prisoners’ in the so-called ‘war on terror.’

ReprievePO Box 52742London EC4P 4WSTel: 020 7353 4640Fax: 020 7353 4641Email: info@reprieve.org.ukWebsite: www.reprieve.org.uk

Reprieve is a charitable company limited by guarantee; Registered Charity No. 1114900 Registered Company No. 5777831 (England) Registered Office 2-6 Cannon Street London EC4M 6YH