A must watch for everyone who buys (cheap, fast) fashion. Stream it on Netflix before your next fashion spree. And it features Patagonia, a pioneer in sustainable apparel, where I worked as a senior designer.
Thank you Andrew Morgan & Livia Firth for bringing awareness about this issue to the masses.
On April 24th we invite you to wear your clothes inside out and post a photo using the hashtags #whomademyclothes? and #FashRev to raise awareness about where your clothes are made, in efforts to shift the fashion and apparel industry toward ethical and sustainable practices.
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Though Earth Day is every day, the 22nd is a day when we can all focus our attention to move the world forward into implementing sustainable solutions, so that we can help reduce the effects of climate change and leave a healthy planet for generations to come.
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I’ll be speaking on Sunday, October 20th, in Irvine on Sustainable Design and my work with indigenous Amazon artisans. My talk will also cover how we are all designers of our own lives and the choices we can make to lessen our negative impact on the planet.
One-of-a-kind upcycled leather vest hand embroidered in raffia straw for Jonathan Gwiazda – a supporter of my work with Amazon artisans, modeled by my husband metal artist Dylan Farnham. This beautiful example of upcycling was completed in 30 hours of hand embroidery and delivered at Burning Man Fertility 2.0 2012. After hours of labor, this year’s Burning Man theme was very fitting. I gave birth to this vest on the dusty playa ; )
For those not familiar with Burning Man, it is a festival of radical self-expression and self-reliance filled with art, music and beautiful people in the middle of the desert. A melange of personal taste and unique expression. Everyone is a work of art… from the costumes, to the art and the music.
We had a great time at Women of the Green Generation Conference and Modern Folk Living trunk show this past weekend. The fashion show at WOTGG featured Violeta Villacorta hand crafted eco fashions with exquisite ORG by vio® Amazon accessories. So good to see so many familiar and new faces! Thank you for coming by to say hi, supporting our work and purchasing an exquisite Amazon rainforest jewelry accessory from the talented and prolific artisans we work with. It was a treat to share their work, culture and a bit of the rainforest with you all. If you missed the events, visit the Projects pages to learn more about our work, the communities and artisans we work with, and you can purchase a beautiful Amazon accessory at our online Shop, as well as at Modern Folk Living in Ojai and L’elephant Blanc at the French Market in West Hollywood, CA.
Visit ORG by vio® to see photos of the events.
Designer Violeta Villacorta is a sponsor of the Women of the Green Generation Conference on May 19th. Join her and ORG by vio® to learn more about ORG by vio‘s work in the South American Rainforest and come to the ORG by vio® booth to get an exquisite eco handmade jewelry accessory made by the indigenous Amazon artisans ORG by vio® works with. Speakers include: Andrea Robinson, Kris Willey, Rachelle Carson Begley, Rebecca Harrell Tickell, Zhena Muzyka, Sarah Backhouse, Anna Getty. Come listen and connect with these great women!
Get your tickets at www.womenofthegreengeneration.com
See you there!
Come join designer Violeta Villacorta and ORG by vio® at the beautiful Modern Folk Living eco boutique in Ojai. You can learn more about our work in the South American rainforest and purchase an exquisite eco handmade piece of jewelry created by the indigenous Amazon artisans ORG by vio® works with. There will be beautiful traditional designs, as well as jewelry collections designed and created in partnership with these highly talented artisans from the Amazon, our lungs of our planet. You will feel the power of the rainforest spirit in every piece of sustainable jewelry.
Come join us on May 20th.
Modern Folk Living 306b East Matilija Street, Ojai, CA
See you there!
Very excited about the beautiful spread of ORG by vio® on Magnifeco! Your daily eco-fashion blog. Violeta Villacorta’s work with Amazon artisans was featured this week. A love affair with elegant and luxurious eco-fashion that extends to the beautiful artistry of the artisans ORG by vio® works with. Using organic rainforest seeds and fibers, these talented women make some of the most exquisite handmade beaded jewelry and accessories in the Amazon! READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON MAGNIFECO.
The Triple Dress has been getting standing ovations in performances by Project Bandaloop. It is a stunning spectacle to see the three performers dancing and flying in the air, attached by the fabric that bonds them. The Triple Dress was conceptualized by Todd Laby and designed by Violeta Villacorta in hemp silk and tulle. As flowing as it feels, it is a sturdy creation produced by patternmaker Carol Pietrasanta and sewer Rogeli Villavicencio. The first photo here is a prototype in muslin, see photos in the actual hemp silk by clicking more. You can catch the Triple Dress in the act at one of Project Bandaloop‘s performances.
Welcome to the new Violeta Villacorta Website! Visit the menu links to see the collection, learn more about the exquisite sustainably made custom garments and accessories, and contact us to design a unique piece especially made for you! Each piece is crafted with love, care and precision. Each is a beautiful work of art to be worn and to be collected… timeless clothing that surpasses the test of time.
For Love of People, Planet & Culture.
We are still working on our new site. It will be completed Soon. Thank you for your visit and come back again once it is fully Live!