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VOZ

VOZ leverages trend-driven fashion design to enable skilled indigenous artisans to prosper in the global market.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Fashion
  • Location New York, NY, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2012
  • Employees 5
  • Website madebyvoz.com

Company Summary

VOZ is a contemporary fashion company that uses cutting edge design innovation to empower indigenous communities. We enable artisans to prosper from their cultural art forms, now endangered by imported knock-offs. Fashion designers and master artisans co-design VOZ apparel and accessories that succeed internationally on style and quality. Our fair trade production generates rural economic growth throughout Latin America.

VOZ has presented six collections at New York Fashion Week, is selling in over 43 high fashion stores in eight countries, and was named by Vogue.com as one of the top sustainable fashion brands of 2015.

Team

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    CEO and Creative Director

    Jasmine, a Product Design Engineer from Stanford, spent years working with indigenous artisans in South America with a Haas Fellowship. She consulted Fair Trade foundations for two years in design, production, and commercialization. She pioneered a d.school-styled collaborative design model with Mapuche weavers, where designers and artisans co-create marketable products. Today she directs VOZ' international business strategy and design vision.

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    Director of Sales & Marketing

    Fashion and Product Design at Stanford and ESMODE Paris. Founded Stanford Sustainable Fashion Collective. Irys has over 6 years sales, marketing, and merchandising strategy at Armour Vert, Zazzle, and her own line I.K Studio. After scaling VOZ's wholesales dramatically from season to season, she also dedicated herself to learning programming, interface design, and direct marketing strategy to lead our Direct to Consumer E-Commerce.

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    Fashion and Product Development Director

    A graduate from Savannah College of Art and Design, School of Fashion. Uses innovative design skills and technical design knowledge to develop the Voz collection with the Chilean weavers. Previous design experience at Banana Republic, Theory, Thakoon and Rodarte. Presented thesis collection at New York Fashion Week.

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    Lead Developer

    Magna Cum Laude graduate from Saint John's University, Noah has been an entrepreneur since before he could legally work. He helped launch 7 businesses, 2 of which have raised over $600k. Fluent in 2 spoken languages (English, Spanish) and 5 computer languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL). Biology major and pre-medicine program graduate. Web developer in profession, scientist at heart.

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    Veronica Currivil Nahuel
    Director of Artisanship and Quality Control

    VOZ Artisan Cofounder of Ñimi Kafe Pu Domo Indigenous Artisan Association, and former Secretary of Chol Chol Foundation. Veronica directs VOZ’s Quality Control and Artisan Training Programs.

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    Sophie Eckrich
    Director of Operations

    10+ years experience building social impact organizations in Latin America in communication, operational management, and production. Cofounder of Teysha, an artisan shoe company.

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    Carol Matias Molina
    Director of Operations

    After receiving his degree in Commercial Engineering from Universidad de la Frontera, Temuco, Carol joined VOZ to manage Chilean Production, Chilean Operations, and Logistics.

Advisors

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    Laura Norris
    Director, Entrepreneurs' Law Clinic at Santa Clara University
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    Richard Limmer
    CPA at Morling & Company
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    Bill Burnett
    Executive Director, Design Program, Stanford University
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    Scott Leonard
    CEO at INDIGENOUS Organic + Fair Trade Fashion
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    Andy Lower
    Founder of ADAP Advisory, former ED of the Eleos Foundation.
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    Rosalind Landis
    Co-Founder and Former President of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
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Previous Investors

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    Kathyrn Salmanowitz
    Managing Director, Golden Seeds
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    Start Up Chile and Fundacion Chile (incubator grants)
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    Designers Fund (grant)
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    Patrick Wakeham
    Managing Director, Escala.vc
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    Kenneth Leiter
    Angel Investor and Marketing Executive
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    Shainoor Khoja
    Managing Director, Better Business Enterprise Ltd
    Unconfirmed
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    Pipeline Fellowship
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    118 Capital
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    Head of Policy and Strategy, JP Morgan Commodities
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    Founder, ADAP Capital LLC
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    Julie Mcdermott
    Angel Investor, LP in Tech, former Bond Trader
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    Yota Palli
    Owner, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Corfu Palma Boutique Hotel
    Unconfirmed
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    Praful Shah
    Unconfirmed
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    Craig Frischling
    Unconfirmed