We had a great time at Women of the Green Generation. 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 it, 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 L’elephant Blanc at the French Market in West Hollywood and Modern Folk Living in Ojai, CA.
It was such a treat to share the beautiful artistry of the Amazon artisans ORG by vio® works with, and to see everyone who joined us at Modern Folk Living. Thank you all who came by, spent some time with us and bought beautiful rainforest goodies and other items from Stewart+Brown and the other gorgeous lines MFL carries. If you missed it, you can still get a beautiful Amazon eco jewelry piece at Modern Folk Living or at our online Shop.
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!
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!
ORG by vio® contributed a beautiful Awajún Enkepa necklace for the auction at the Amazon Watch fundraiser last weekend on May 12th. The lucky bidder supported that night three fold: to Amazon Watch, the artisans and our work. The concert was put on to support the award-winning programs of Amazon Watch in the Amazon regions of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. The event featured a rare Southern California appearance with Psychedelic Folks Revivalist Joanne Rand, delicious Raw Organic food from Gaia Goodies and refreshing kambucha from Kombucha Kamp. It was a fun event with lots of like-minded friends and supporters.
Great talk on the “future” of energy. The future is NOW! Let’s do this! An optimistic plan on how we can eliminate the need for oil – and all dirty resources – and use the power of real clean alternatives to fuel or lives.
Many Amazon communities deal with extraction, be it oil, gas, lumber, gold, etc. The companies that exploit their territories and the fragile rainforest are often unaccountable for the devastation they leave in the process. These communities are left vulnerable and disrupted from their natural way of life, often leading to fatal illnesses and birth defects from spills and contamination. By choosing real clean energy, we can play an important roll in shifting the old ways to a new clean and conscious future, where our planet is not merely used by parasitic industries, but where we are able to protect it and live in harmony with nature for generations to come.
I am an avid promoter and user of alternatives. After converting my home in 2005 to a less than Zero Energy Home (ZEH) – by installing a photovoltaic system, solar water heater, skylights, PVC-free reflecting cool roof, canceling gas service, making it an energy producing home while giving back the 2/3 excess to the grid – I saw how we can turn things around and make a difference with our actions, be it personal or systemic. We have unlimited resources from the sun, wind, ocean, geothermal, etc. No need to extract, transport, refine and deliver dirty energy that leaves trails of devastation and creates pollution. The clean alternatives have always been with us. We just have to make the right choices NOW.” Violeta Villacorta