Clothes are an important part of peoples lives, and as consumers, we're frequently exposed to influencers and advertisement triggering an urge to buy more. Consumer habits are therefore becoming more and more unsustainable as the clothing industry grows and the pattern of “in with the new and out with the old” repeats itself.
Stilyagi saw a need for change. We want to offer unique pieces as well as learning you how to make them. Our workshops are created to educate everyone on the process of redesign and how easy sustainable fashion can be.
DISCOVER A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHO WE ARE
PHOTO BY KAI CHEN
Stilyagi was launched at Young Sustainable Impacts Earthpreneurs event. Here Stilyagi was given its own dedicated space and hosted exercises around sustainable clothing and massive collaboration art.
THE OBAMA DRESS
Two weeks after our launch we were set in contact with our first costumer, Birgit Liodden, who was looking for a startup in Oslo that worked solely with sustainable clothing. She wanted a unique dress for her interview with Barack Obama and wanted there to be hidden references to the UNs Sustainable Development Goals. The interview took place at Oslo Business Forums conference on the 24th of September.
OUR FIRST WORKSHOP
In December we hosted our first free workshop in collaboration with Gyro. 20 people came to learn about redesign and sustainable clothing. In addition to the Stilyagi team, Jankeh, the woman behind Jagra Fashion was present to share her knowledge and experiences. The participants were introduced to redesign through the making of vision boards, and the evening was closed down with an afterparty.
OUR SECOND WORKSHOP
Oslo was named the European Green Capital 2019! For the opening weekend SALT was made into a winter village with activities such as workshops, concerts, poetry readings and lectures. Stilyagi was approached about hosting a workshop, and so we did- teaching everyone how to make masks and scrunchies.
NOMINATED FOR UN STUDENT PRIZE
Stilyagi received news we were nominated for the UN Student Prize! We were nominated for our job on promoting the 12th sustainable development goal – Ensure sustainable consumption.