Heart to heart with african women

In 2005, Alvine carried out a project called “Heart to heart with the women of Africa” with the leather goods brand Caleidos. This project was truly close to her heart as it encompassed ethical, eco-friendly and sustainable values. During her mission in Bamako, she worked in women’s cooperatives that produced the Bogolan she used in her magnificent “Fetish Bag” collection. One thousand handbags were produced to sensational headlines and the acclaim landed her a “Premio Nord Est Aperto” award for “Operosità e integrazione interculturale” (Industry and Intercultural Integration).