As many of you may already know, I have just begun a new position as an social media intern (with the hope that this could turn into a full-time paid position in the very near future!) at Voz Clothing- a sustainable clothing line that promotes social change through ethical fashion.
I had told myself that I wouldn’t take another unpaid internship, but I was just so excited about the company’s message and what they represent that I just couldn’t resist the opportunity! The strong chance that it can turn into a full-time job of my dreams within a few months is quite an exciting thought as well.
This position will mean learning in-depth about creating a fair-trade high fashion line that is helping to pave the way in encouraging sustainable growth- I can’t help but be very enthusiastic about being a part of it!
So far I’ve been given a lot of flexibility in how I want to contribute to the company- and have been basically told to just be creative and have fun! I really like these kind of instructions- being encouraged to bring my own style and artistic view to the table is a fantastic way to start a new position.
Although it will be a bit of a time crunch fitting in full-time work and school and this internship, I think it will also be a lot of fun being part of so many things that I feel so passionate about at once!
I think there are definitely some exciting changes ahead.
Here are some of my favorite looks from Voz’s debut at New York Fashion Week this past fall:
“VOZ is where handmade luxury meets social change. VOZ, meaning “voice” in Spanish, translates rich indigenous craft into contemporary styles, creating change through beauty.
Through collaborative design education and innovation workshops, VOZ empowers Mapuche weavers in Southern Chile, literally offering a new voice for their exquisite art form.
We believe that true luxury is more than just a brand name. The rare luxury of time is woven into each one of VOZ’ hand-made pieces, celebrating centuries of artistic indigenous
traditions. Our lush natural fibers are of unparalleled quality, sourced locally and dyed naturally for minimal environmental impact.”
I love how all these looks were styled!
Which one is your favorite?
I am going to be styling a couple of pieces from this collection and the F/W 2014 in the upcoming weeks, and will be posting photos of myself modeling these items as well- let me know if you have any ideas of fun and creative ways I can style some of the looks!