VOZ ETHICAL FASHION FOR THE FALL
VOZ means “voice” in spanish. VOZ is an ethical luxury fashion company whose mission is to protect the livelihoods, well-being, and cultural values of rural indigenous women globally. VOZ was founded in 2012 by Jasmine Aarons.
credit John Beecroft
We honor and empower artisans creatively, economically and culturally through a collaborative business model that showcases, preserves, and supports traditional art forms. We work in collaboration with politically and economically marginalized women to create beautiful fashion collections and to provide design leadership, training, and opportunity for indigenous women in the rural regions where they reside.
Our primary rural artisan education center is located in Temuco, Chile and supports Mapuche artisans. We have scaled our operations to include Puno artisans in Peru, and Tangail weavers in India. Every communication or purchase could help our mission to create opportunities for indigenous artisan communities around the world.
This spring, in support of the United Nations Trust Fund, Voz artisans in Chile have created a unique manta to raise awareness and funds to End Violence Against Women. 20% of each purchase will be donated to the UNTF to support the financial and physical security of women and girls around the world.