Voz, a luxury ethical fashion brand, is working to offset the impact of counterfeiting in the artisan community. The company was launched in 2012 by Jasmine Etoile Aarons, an entrepreneur and a product design engineer from Stanford University. The brand’s mission is to preserve and protect original textile art forms while equipping artisans “creatively, economically and culturally.”
Voz partnered with the Mapuche weavers of Southern Chile and has more than 100 jobs throughout its supply chain to date. Here, WWD interviewed five Voz artisans who are being impacted by the counterfeit textile trade.