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Socially-Conscious Fashion By VOZ: Showcasing Female Mapuche Weavers from Chile

Socially-Conscious Fashion By VOZ: Showcasing Female Mapuche Weavers from Chile

Wearing garments cut from the cloth of social change has bred a different class of fashionistas—one that girltanker Jasmine E. Aarons, CEO and Design Director of VOZ (or voice in Spanish), hopes will only grow in the coming years. Her multifaceted team of designers and artisans comprised of Mapuche weavers is as original as the(…)

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EILEEN FISHER: Activating Leadership Grantees 2013

EILEEN FISHER: Activating Leadership Grantees 2013

We salute EILEEN FISHER’s commitment to empowering women. Check out the inspirational organizations and programs that received 2013 grants from the company ranging in amounts from $20K-$70K. And stay tuned for the announcement of  Activating Leadership winners for 2014. ABAN (A Ban Against Neglect): Young Women’s Empowerment Program: Empowers neglected and vulnerable homeless young women(…)

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Hot Words: “Committee of One”

Hot Words: “Committee of One”

Committee of One, Making a Difference, One Life at a Time (Matriarch Press, 2012) “When I married a retired hydrologist, I had no idea how our travels to the Middle East would change my perspective. Initially interested in the fine crafts of the area, I was led to Leila Wahbeh. The day I met her was(…)

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