7e. Ensure universal access to health care that fosters reproductive health and responsible reproduction.
Photo: Robert Astley Sparke
We learnt about sexually transmitted diseases and the problems with using drugs, things we don’t learn at school. We learnt a lot.
Women at Viva Evida programme, Salvador, Brazil
The most inspiring thing is seeing difficult and life-changing messages put across in fun and creative ways.
Oliver Wayman, co-founder, Bottletop
The most inspiring thing is seeing difficult and life-changing messages put across in fun and creative ways
While visiting Uganda in 2002, Cameron Saul discovered a wire frame handbag made by local craftspeople using recycled bottle tops. He developed the bag with his father Roger Saul, the founder of Mulberry, and the Mulberry Bottletop Bag was born.
A few years later, Oliver Wayman discovered a striking silver chain-mail bag being made in Brazil, and entered into a partnership with an entrepreneur from a favela in Salvador to develop the production process for use in future designs.
Today, Bottletop is a full-fledged fashion company selling a range of bags produced by craftspeople in developing countries. Revenue from sales is invested into the Bottletop Foundation, which uses contemporary art and music to raise funds and awareness for creative education projects focusing on life skills, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS in Malawi, Rwanda, Mozambique, Brazil, and the UK.
7. Adopt patterns of production, consumption, and reproduction that safeguard Earth's regenerative capacities, human rights, and community well-being.