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.
Super-influencer @chiaraferragni doesn't miss a beat— or a party. Last night, she inaugurated Pomellato's newest boutique on Rodeo Drive, decked out in bling from the jewelry brand. At the event, Ferragni took some time to sit down with us to discuss motherhood, being a newlywed, and the hotly-anticipated documentary she is currently filming.
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As the conversation around sustainability only grows stronger in fashion circles, Everlane has made a new declaration: it’s saying goodbye to virgin plastic. The company, whose ethos is all about “radical transparency,” in terms of pricing and ethical factories, plans to be completely free of virgin plastics by 2021. “We’re producing millions of units and every unit that goes out is wrapped in plastic,” said founder and CEO, Michael Preysman. “At the beginning, it was like, ‘Hey, let’s just take off all these plastic bags.’ There are a lot of complications to that. Everything you buy in the world comes wrapped in plastic when it comes out of the factory.”
Meet Flamingo. The direct-to-consumer brand is Harry’s first foray into products designed specifically for women. The line goes beyond shaving, venturing into a space that is typically relegated to darker corners of the drugstore — at-home waxing. #wwdbeauty