The 28th of January is my birthday, a day to celebrate one more spin around the Sun!
My Birthday Wish is to – together – help generate jobs and establish a sustainable future for the Awajun women’s artisan cooperative and their community by making a tax-deductible contribution today.
Funds collected, thus far, have helped purchase computers, solar (more…)
NY Fashion Week 1995.
If I were 22 is a collective theme I was invited to write about on LinkedIn to share my experience and some advice with the class of 2014.
Congratulations to all the 2014 Graduates!
As college graduates enter the work force, they step into their professional lives with enthusiasm and a desire to make a mark in the (more…)
The beautiful original creations of the Awajun & Ashaninka artisans and ORG by vio designs were featured at Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Fall 2014-15 Paris Show via NGO Cool Earth. Jewelry available at www.orgbyvio.com – Supporting Amazon artisans, protecting the rainforest.
This Vivienne Westwood collection is inspired both by the Ashaninka and the Awajun people. It also features some of the designs created by designer Violeta Villacorta for ORG by vio, which works in partnership with Awajun artisans who have made the jewelry worn in Vivienne Westwood fashion show featured here. ORG by vio also sells the Cushma tunics – worn by Vivienne Westwood and her husband Andreas at the end – via partner organization Ecotribal, who directly works with the Ashaninka. We are delighted Vivienne Westwood has featured the Awajun & Ashaninka culture and wears!!
Thank you, for featuring the Amazon artisans’ work, Vivienne Westwood!
I take this time to support the Awajún artisans with whom I work in the Peruvian rainforest to reach a milestone to help themselves, their families and community. The AMARNO artisans are spearheading a project to install satellite internet to help their community’s sustainable future by creating an alternative to the sale of rainforest trees.
Please share with your family and friends and consider giving @ https://groundworkopportunities.org/champions/violetav68.
I also invite you to create your own Champion page to raise funds for this cause through your network @https://groundworkopportunities.org/ideas/provide-market-access-to-peruvian-artisans…Just click on the “Fundraise for this Idea” button.
100% of all tax-deductible donations will go directly to this cause.
Green Festival was great fun and successful, where we sold and showcased ORG by vio’s Amazon artisan eco jewelry worn with Violeta Villacorta eco luxury fashion at the festival’s Eco Fashion Show organized by vegan shoe designer Rebecca Mink. Then we were off to Modern Folk Living in Ojai, CA for a weekend bazaar featuring ORG by vio, where friend Wanda Weller has created an eco lifestyle destination for eco treasures. And finally we made a trip up North to Sonoma, CA in wine country, for an ORG by vio trunk show at Artefact Design Salvage, a stunning Interior Designer’s dream full of exquisite handcrafted furnishings and accessories. Visit Behind the Scenes and Photo Journal for photos.
Thread brings to light the truth about this industry and makes it clear that eco fashion is not a trend, but the way it has to be to continue to produce beautiful fashion with the least negative impact on our planet and human health.
Since 1993, I have been making eco fashion for clients in my own collections and through other companies I have worked for. This commitment extends to my work in partnership with indigenous Amazon artisans to create sustainable rainforest eco jewelry and accessories, as an alternative to the conventional jewelry industry that depends fully on mined metals and stones. The artisans’ beautiful work is made with materials that grow in the soil of the rainforest. Pair Violeta Villacorta‘s eco fashion with a gorgeous Amazon artisan accessory from ORG by vio® for a beautiful and fully earth friendly statement.
The Fundraiser is ON! Violeta Villacorta & ORG by vio® invite you to visit our fundraising page to learn more, support our work with indigenous Amazon artisans and receive beautiful, high quality Amazon rewards made by the very artisans you support. Look through all your Reward options, including rewards from our Deep in Forests partners! Contribute any amount as everything helps reach our goal & Share this with your friends and family to reach more people in your circles and around the Globe! We look forward to you being an active part of our work with the talented Amazon artisans we work with. Thank you! Love & Light ♥