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AnARTivism: Hand-Made Eco-Fashion

Ploiesti, RomaniaPloiesti, Romania
Year Founded:
Project Stage:
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

AnARTivism - a manifest, an urge to take action and change the way of thinking from the ordinary and destructive to sustainable and reusable. From this visionary thinking we get to new paradigms that are in favor of the environmental protection as well as are standing against hyper-consumption.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Lack of education/awareness on textile (mainly)/plastic/wood waste.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Spread awareness throughout own example -> reuse, recycle, redo. Educate by own social commitment throughout debates, participation in several events, workshops, media articles. My concept tries to gather the essential 4 factors-> - labor force- time and tools - authenticity/creativity/innovation - the access for buying - sustainability
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Example given by - participating in several events in the Social Entrepreneurship field - giving workshops on creative recycling - writing articles on waste management/environmental protection, social engagement, artivism

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

- at local level as well as at the European and International level throughout my presence to several events

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

I am coming from a country where waste management is not so well acquired. In 2006 when I had the idea for this project, I was the first ever in my country thinking about this kind of initiative and had the first ever hand-made eco-fashion presentation. All those years my focus was not necessarily to make profit, but to develop a concept, to change a mentality and to bring vision to this area. As a future strategy, I intend to focus more on partnerships and investments, as well as continuing to spread awareness with workshops and articles.

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

- European funds - businesses - foundations

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

AnARTivism is different from other projects because it combines a specific methodology of working with a social engagement idea -> behind each item`s creation, you can discover the intentional UNFINISHED/RAW WORK METHOD. This visionary thinking and practical application gives to each article the spatiality it needs. Also -> - the articles DO NOT HAVE a graphic base - the articles ARE NOT MADE on any tutorials base - AnARTivism DOES NOT HAVE the intention to create specific tutorials - AnARTivism IS BASED on pure creativity and vision

Founding Story

I started years ago when I accidentally found some pieces of old clothes in my house that seemed to be forgotten and useless. The idea kicked in and I immediately started to envision the new brand article. It was an old shabby dress that needed life. And that very moment was the start of this journey into the eco-fashion field. Therefore, the beginnings were focused on clothes and soon some 50 piece collection was brought to light. Dresses became blouses, skirts became bags, belts became necklaces, etc. At that moment, my only possible wish was to put them out there and unmask the idea that stood behind them. When I did this, everything just followed—exhibitions, stage design, festivals, fairs, presentations, workshops, articles.


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