Features The beautiful ORG by vio eco fashion and accessories, as well as our work in partnership with indigenous Amazon artisans, have been featured in the articles and websites below. Download the ORG by vio Press Kit (Spanish version). You can also see more coverage in Press. If you have any questions, contact us via our Press contact page.
Fair Trade Fashion Update: ORG by vio®
When it comes to sustainable fashion, Fair Trade is the way to go. First, you support local workers—mostly women—who are preserving traditional handiwork in impoverished countries. Second, you circumvent the Big Fashion machine that often enslaves said workers. And third, you find beautiful pieces that are as unique as they are authentic. A few fair trade projects are on our radar right now. ORG by vio® is an amazing partnership with indigenous Amazon artisans forged by Peruvian eco-design visionary Violetta Villacorta, which yields ridiculously gorgeous wearable art. We’re especially obsessed with the Enkepa beaded necklaces, which are equally striking worn with jeans or an evening dress.
Hand-made Thursdays: ORG by vio® works in partnership with indigenous Amazon artisans and Violeta Villacorta articles. Designer Violeta Villacorta‘s personal mission is love of people, planet & culture. As a fashion designer, Villacorta’s custom, hand-made clothing has been featured in national and international magazines. Forever multi-tasking, Villacorta has also been employed by other companies, including working as senior designer at Patagonia for six years. Then, in 2010, Villacorta began working with indigenous Amazon artisans on creative design collaborations to promote their culture, arts and crafts, and started ORG by vio®.
July/August 2012 issue Editor’s Picks: Jet Set in Sustainable Style
Beautifully handcrafted by Awajún artisans from the Peruvian Amazon, the Enkepa necklace is a traditional design made entirely with rainforest seeds, and a stunning statement for hot summer nights.
January/February 2011 issue page 100: Journey into the Amazon
Designer Violeta Villacorta travels to the Amazon to start her work with the talented indigenous Amazon artisans and so embarks in a life mission.
Up-and-Coming Fashion Designers at Designers & Agents
Over 20 years ago, Violeta Villacorta made her first garment. Today, “Rustic Elegance,” as the Peruvian native describes her designs, is a world-renowned sensation. Villacorta uses natural and organic materials—including fine linen, raw silk, and straw—to create timeless pieces that draw from international influences, heavily influenced by Villacorta’s observations while living in New York City. She shows her new brand ORG by vio® in partnership with indigenous Amazon artisans at Designers & Agents.
Tendencias: Joyería – Semillas Que Venden Glamour in Vanguardia magazine June 3-9, 2013 issue
The Ecuadorian magazine Vanguardia did an article on designer Violeta Villacorta and ORG by vio’s work with Amazon artisans in Ecuador and Perú. The article’s coverage coincides with an exhibit of ORG by vio in Quito, Ecuador, at La Cuchara de San Marcos from June 5 through July 5. Read the article in Press page.
Positively Impacting the Amazon Through Organic Rainforest Goods
This month we are featuring Violeta Villacorta from ORG by vio®. We talked to her about her entrepreneurial journey and future plans.
Innovations for Sustainability: Featured Entrepreneur ORG by vio
As a new initiative in 2013, every fortnight we will be featuring one of our own – an Ennovent Network member who is creating a strong positive impact within the communities they work. We aim to celebrate the achievements of these entrepreneurs and discover new opportunities for creating markets amongst low-income people in developing countries.
Trend Hunter Social Good: Rainforest Jewelry Collections
ORG by vio is a company that offers jewelry collections made by indigenous artisans in the Amazon rainforest. The goal, for the team, is to support the local economy while at the same time giving fair trade wages to the artisans they work with.
Pure Times features ORG by vio®
ORG by vio was created as an umbrella for promoting Amazon culture, protection of the rainforest and selling handmade jewelry and accessories made by indigenous Amazon artisans.
Organic Rainforest Goods in Thinking Fashion
Org by vio® is an inspiring initiative which works with indigenous artisans from the Amazon, to share their artistry, but also to develop designer collections, created from materials sourced in the rainforest. The collections include jewelry, bags and other eco fashion items. Better yet, you can shop online and the company ships worldwide. Find out more (or shop up a storm!) here.
Eco Divas: Indigenous Fashion
After years of dedicating her life to her own eco custom clothing, and working as senior designer for Patagonia for six years, Violeta Villacorta was inspired to use her skills in design with artisans from the Amazon, seeing the importance for these areas to remain intact and its cultures thriving to protect their territories from exploitation.
ORG by vio Founder & Designer Violeta Villacorta Ambassador of SistaEnable
In 2012, Founder & Designer Violeta Villacorta became an Ambassador of SistaEnable. SistaEnable is the umbrella organization serving easy Internet access to local/global organizations promoting GENDER EQUAL RIGHTS, through the building of an Internet Information Platform aiming to reach, to educate and unite women worldwide. We cooperate with worldwide organizations, big as well as small.
The hand sign of W peacefully signal the world that Women Will promote gender equal rights, and the name SistaEnable (pronounced sustainable) encourages women to bond.
Burning Man 2012: Between the Wheel and the Fire, Voices in the Whirlwind
Writer Richard Power highlights Burners making a difference outside of Burning Man on his Blog, which includes Burning Man founder Larry Harvey. Violeta Villacorta talks about her work in the Amazon and what Burning Man stands for in We Are All One Tribe article.
Fall 2010 Fashion: Violeta Villacorta pages 86-90
Violeta Villacorta has the heart of a missionary with none of the ulterior motives. An unselfish desire to assist indigenous peoples of the world in order to internationally showcase their traditions, their arts, and their crafts blossoms from her South American roots.
G Company Spotlight: ORG by vio®
Tree Living interviewed designer Violeta Villacorta at Women of the Green Generation Conference in 2011, where she talks about her partnership with indigenous Amazon artisans to bring their traditional artistry to the world.
Violeta Villcorta on Pure Project
Specializing in custom clothing made with organic and natural materials, Violeta Villacorta is currently working on a creative design project in collaboration with indigenous communities in the Amazon, to promote their arts and crafts by incorporating their millenary work into contemporary designs as a means to generate a sustainable economy for the stewards of the most biodiverse ecosystem.
Violeta Villacorta and ORG by vio® on WeDharma
Violeta Villacorta shares her travels and work in the Amazon on video. Designer Violeta Villacorta travels back to the Cofán Community of Dureno in the Ecuadorian Amazon for a month in October 2010 to continue the creative project with the artisans.
Bel Esprit features ORG by Vio – Building Artisan Communities in the Amazon to Preserve the Culture and Environment on Donate Design
Donate Design promotes the work in communities around the world that develop sustainable businesses to provide a livelihood to disadvantaged people, offer alternative industries to those that destroy the local eco-system, and preserve the human rights to social justice and culture. Donate Design introduces the work of Violeta Villacorta and the artisan communities in the Amazon.
Burners Without Borders: Protecting the Amazon by Design
Since 2010 designer Violeta Villacorta has been working with Cofán women artisans in Ecuador and with Peruvian indigenous Amazon communities through the Deep in Forests network, bridging contemporary design with their traditional arts and crafts. Seeing the importance of keeping these areas intact and its cultures thriving to protect their territories, she is collaborating with artisans by creating quality goods to promote their arts and broaden their markets to generate sustainability for their communities.
Vogue Talente Violeta Villacorta. Sun Couture, Unique from Natural Materials: The Fashion From a Young Peruvian
German Vogue interviewed Eco Designer Violeta Villacorta in Miami in the early years of her design career. “Rustic Elegance is how Violeta Villacorta describes her creations.”
Paper Magazine:Violeta Villacorta in NY Fashion Week Spring/Summer 1995
Paper Magazine featured Violeta Villacorta’s Spring/Summer ’95 Collection during New York Fashion Week in 1995.
A Natural Talent: Violeta Villacorta. Rags to Riches
High-end fashion has been redefined by designer-artist and all-around creator Violeta Villacorta. This styler spins her fastidious finery from natural fibers, such as burlap, straw, wooden beads and assortment environment friendly materials.
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