Hi! I’m Svetlana, founder of Empty Your Wardrobe
I am a young entrepreneur, MA graduate in Strategic Entrepreneurship from the Southern University of Denmark, and I was awarded the title of Climate Hero 2018 in Kolding for my contribution to green activities.
The mission of Empty Your Wardrobe (EYW) focuses on both minimizing textile waste and creating a sustainable creative hub for opportunities. EYW reduces textile waste by extending the life of used clothing and accessories following the circular economy doctrine; reduce, reuse, recycle. The project also aims to empower communities, corporations, initiatives, and individuals to create, establish or launch their own creative and sustainable ideas, products, initiatives, or services. Empty Your Wardrobe is a social sustainability startup focused on both textile waste and a creative hub sustainable innovation.
One of Empty Your Wardrobe‘s core strengths is its members’ broad network both in Denmark and Bulgaria, and the big and loyal community that was established over the past years. The brand is driven by passion and collaboration.
Hi! I’m Dahlia, a craftsmaker
Following a period of long and intensive professional training at Modatex Design Lisboa to complement my knowledge in sewing, I launched my own brand in 2017 as a designer and dressmaker offering tailoring, quilting and training services.
As a member of the Modistas de Atelier collective, I presented my creations at the Lisboa Design Show (LXD) in 2017 and 2018, as well as at the International Fair of HandiCraft (FIA) in 2018. In addition, I am also doing research on craftsdesign and social change.
Inspired by cultural heritage, the collections I design have a cultural meaning and tell a unique story.
Committed to sustainability, the garments I make are eco-friendly and made with natural textiles such as organic linen and cotton, cupro, hemp, or reused fabrics.
Hi! I’m Marta, the person behind Warm & Wild
I am a natural dyer. I use dyes derived from plants, flowers, and fruits to design textiles.
I’m a huge fan of the slow movement and devoting the time necessary to make sure things get done with great love and care. I love working in my studio in the north of Madrid and seeing what different colours I can conjure up by leaving fabric soaking in natural dyes, prepared in advance using sustainable elements, for differing lengths of time.