Tools For Transparency in the Global Fashion Supply Chain

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On Tuesday, July 22nd, we attended the TEXWORLD international trade fair to listen to the Tools for Transparency seminar. The panel consisted of Benita Singh, Co-Founder & CEO of Source4Style, Leonardo Bonanni, PhD, CEO & Founder of Sourcemap Inc., and Pranay Srinivasan, Founder/CEO of Sourceasy.

These startups provide tools for companies to learn about and monitor textile sourcing. Interest in responsible sourcing has grown immensely - first with food, and now with clothing. After the tragedy of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh last year, people realized that we need to start thinking about the people who make the clothes. Visibility in supply chains is an advantage to companies - think Everlane, for example, who cuts out middlemen and engages directly with factories to produce their goods. We are buying the garment as well as the story behind the garments, the knowledge that we fund an ethically and environmentally responsible practice.

Here at VOZ, we are motivated by the same responsibility: preserve natural ways of making textiles along with the cultural significance of such ways, empower the artisans and communities who create these textiles, and provide an alternative to environmentally toxic and mass-produced fast fashion.

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This is Ceferino, a jeweler in Nueva Imperial, Chile.  The silver findings and broaches on VOZ pieces are silver alloy sourced locally from Chile.  Ceferino hand makes the jewelry and metal parts for VOZ apparel.  They are often inscribed with Mapuche symbols, like that on the Cocoon Coat clasp.  Photos by Pilar Castro
Este es Ceferino, un joyero de Nueva Imperial, Chile.  Los broches de plata que usamos en VOZ son de aleación de plata.  Ceferino los hace para VOZ.  Los broches frecuentemente están inscribiendo con símbolos Mapuches, como el broche en la Cocoon Chaqueta.
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This is Ceferino, a jeweler in Nueva Imperial, Chile.  The silver findings and broaches on VOZ pieces are silver alloy sourced locally from Chile.  Ceferino hand makes the jewelry and metal parts for VOZ apparel.  They are often inscribed with Mapuche symbols, like that on the Cocoon Coat clasp.  Photos by Pilar Castro
Este es Ceferino, un joyero de Nueva Imperial, Chile.  Los broches de plata que usamos en VOZ son de aleación de plata.  Ceferino los hace para VOZ.  Los broches frecuentemente están inscribiendo con símbolos Mapuches, como el broche en la Cocoon Chaqueta.
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This is Ceferino, a jeweler in Nueva Imperial, Chile.  The silver findings and broaches on VOZ pieces are silver alloy sourced locally from Chile.  Ceferino hand makes the jewelry and metal parts for VOZ apparel.  They are often inscribed with Mapuche symbols, like that on the Cocoon Coat clasp.  Photos by Pilar Castro

Este es Ceferino, un joyero de Nueva Imperial, Chile.  Los broches de plata que usamos en VOZ son de aleación de plata.  Ceferino los hace para VOZ.  Los broches frecuentemente están inscribiendo con símbolos Mapuches, como el broche en la Cocoon Chaqueta.

hellobravedreamer:

We are going crazy for VOZ!
For those of you who aren’t familiar, VOZ empowers indigenous artisans and their craft through collaborative fashion design and their clothing is beyond stunning.
Click here to read more about them and view their beautiful designs.

A shoutout from our friends at The Brave Collection, thank you!
Photo from our Spring/Summer 2014 runway show

hellobravedreamer:

We are going crazy for VOZ!

For those of you who aren’t familiar, VOZ empowers indigenous artisans and their craft through collaborative fashion design and their clothing is beyond stunning.

Click here to read more about them and view their beautiful designs.

A shoutout from our friends at The Brave Collection, thank you!

Photo from our Spring/Summer 2014 runway show