Unreasonable Fellows

Jasmine Aarons

Founder and CEO at VOZ

Jasmine is an Unreasonable Fellow. Jasmine was part of Unreasonable Goals 2017.
Jasmine dedicates herself to supporting and protecting ceremonial design practices that honor the earth and empower marginalized communities.
 
After a background in fine arts and a degree in mechanical engineering in Product Design at Stanford University, Jasmine received a Haas Post Graduate Fellowship in 2009 to work with the Mapuche weavers of the Chol Chol Foundation in Southern Chile. There, she designed modern accessories and fashions, created an international brand, scalable production strategies, and international sales channels. Since then, she founded VOZ in 2011 to harness the beauty and power of the fashion industry to help skilled artisans out of rural poverty. She created a system that accomplishes this through collaborative fashion design methodology and local education programs.
 
VOZ makes modern luxury fashions that are fair trade and ecologically sustainable. VOZ clothing exists to celebrate the ethnic craft identity of its artisan partners in Latin America and bridge skilled rural communities and urban fashion audiences. VOZ is selling in over 40 stores internationally, has partnered with Maiyet to launch the Maiyet Collective shop in NYC, and was named by Vogue.com as one of the top five sustainable fashion brands of 2015.
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