#VOZWOMAN | Abigail Doan

How would you describe the type of work you do? What is your "artist statement”?


I generally feel comfortable with the term “artist”, but I in all honestly I actually see myself as being more of a materials investigator and preservationist.

Historically, I have created site-specific art projects that explore ideas related to the use of fiber or organic phenomena in the landscape, but never with the idea of leaving behind a permanent impression or sculptural fixture. I am more interested in finding ways to show connectivity between various creative disciplines – across borders and without prejudices. 

January 14, 2016 by VOZ Apparel

#VOZWOMAN | Erin Mazursky

What inspired you to become an activist? 

I think I've always been an activist. As a kid, I read everything I could about MLK and obsessively watched the video of JFK telling America, "Ask not..." on Encarta. Remember that groundbreaking "interactive" encyclopedia that had words AND videos? 

But mostly my activism comes from my history -- My great grandparents came to the US from Eastern Europe in the 1920s as religious refugees, like so many other Jews at that time. I grew up hearing stories about how my grandmother shared a bed with her sister in their tiny Bronx apartment til her sister moved out to get married. My grandfather was mayor of a small southern town during desegregation and oversaw a peaceful transition, and he always understood that blacks experienced the same kind of marginalization that his parents did. So, I grew up with an acute sense understanding that oppression wasn't just a theoretical concept and that I was lucky to have a stable environment, access to excellent education and incredible opportunity. 

November 30, 2015 by VOZ Apparel

#VOZWOMAN | Blythe Masters

 

Blythe Masters’s accomplishments range from being the youngest female managing director in J.P. Morgan’s history at age 28 to leading the charge toward technological innovation in financial services as the current CEO of Digital Asset Holdings, a Manhattan-based startup. All this, and she’s a breast-cancer awareness activist and equestrian, too. We sat down with the finance pioneer at her serene, light-filled Manhattan home to discover what inspires her and how she is driven to be at the forefront of her industry.

November 04, 2015 by VOZ Apparel

#VOZWOMAN | Eutimia Cruz Montoya

 

Eutimia wears the Poncho Hoodie - shop this item



Meet #VOZWOMAN Eutimia Cruz Montoya

October 02, 2015 by VOZ Apparel

#VOZWOMAN | Daniela Perdomo

Samurai Robe in Celestial Blue / Black Cami Dress

Meet #VOZWOMAN Daniela Perdomo, founder of goTenna

August 27, 2015 by VOZ Apparel

#VOZWOMAN | Chana Ewing

Meet #VOZWOMAN Chana Ewing, storyteller and marketing strategist who is passionate about bringing diversity to marketing and media.

July 21, 2015 by VOZ Apparel

#VOZWOMAN | Adele Jacques

It was such a pleasure chatting with filmmaker, model and writer Adele Jacques. We had a very interesting chat with Adele as we strolled towards to scenic Brooklyn Bridge Park location dubbed for her Voz Woman shoot. She let us in on some of her most pertinent inspirations for her upcoming film which encapsulates a woman’s relationship with nature. The coming of age, seventies inspired film takes on Hollywood references with a twist from a woman’s point of view.

Adele wears the cropped SS15 pima sweater in water blue 

#VOZWOMAN | Austen Leah Rosenfeld

In this VOZ Women feature, we caught up with Austen Leah Rosenfeld, a prolific poet and honorary Voz model. Her poems have graced the pages of the Antioch Review, the Salmagundi Magazine and the Indiana Review, to name a few. Her work can also be seen published on Style.com. So what is her life like beneath the pen and pad? She shares how her home inspired her along with the moment that she realized poetry was her passion.

         

The People Behind #MadebyVOZ

Artisan weavers from southern Chile

Today, on Fashion Revolution Day, we remember those killed and injured the in the Rana Plaza catastrophe. Two years ago today, 1133 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Globalization has created a toxic and unjust production chain to make fashion worldwide.

At VOZ, we exist to oppose this paradigm, and join with our ethical fashion peers to make clothes in a humane manner. It is our mission to make things slowly and by hand, paying ethical wages to our production partners, paying design royalties to artisans for their creative contributions, providing technical education programs, and using production methods that support healthy lifestyles for our makers.

April 24, 2015 by Deborah Altman

Happy Earth Day from VOZ

We’re honored to have been included in Vogue’s Earth Day spotlight of chic sustainable designers. The article positions us alongside the industries leading innovators in the sustainable fashion. We have worked hard to maintain a high level of excellence and thoughtfulness in our clothing, to create both a fashion forward and ethical line
April 24, 2015 by VOZ Team