Dame Vivienne Westwood is designing scarfs for Lush.

The 72-year-old fashion designer is helping the cosmetics brand fight climate change by providing an alternative to gift wrap for the Christmas season.

Dame Vivienne said: ''I always say, buy less and buy better quality - so that what you buy will last. These Climate Revolution Knot-Wraps can replace wrapping paper and will last a lifetime. More importantly, when you buy them you join an uprising: the Climate Revolution that we need if we are to have a future that we can survive and thrive in.''

The scarfs will be made from 100% organic cotton and will be on-sale in Lush stores from November 18.

Dame Vivienne has previously voiced her support for the company which uses fruit and vegetables, essential oils and synthetic ingredients in their products.

She said: ''I was impressed by Lush - it's run like a family business with the earth and it's people as the priority. I like the attention they give to the amount of packaging they use and the communities from which they source their products.''