OUR PARTNER: VOZ
VOZ celebrates cultural tradition through design innovation, collaborating with skilled rural weavers in the Mapuche communities in Southern Chile. VOZ international designers work intimately with artisans to envision, prototype and finalize their hand-made, fair trade fashion collections, giving a new voice (“VOZ”) to artisans by bridging their centuries-old craft traditions to modern fashion platforms.
In the face of globalization and vastly disappearing indigenous knowledge, Chile’s artisans are the last generation within their communities to practice and teach their rich ancestral craft traditions. VOZ gives these artisans a means of sustaining their culture, by offering them economic and artistic protection for their proprietary indigenous craft forms. VOZ’s artisans receive name credit and earn royalties for their designs featured in our collection.