3 February 2020
Maybe some of you have already noticed: We have a new cooperation partner since August. Somskat!
Somskat is a slow fashion label from Stuttgart that produces sustainable and simple garments with high design standards – responsible, resource-saving and transparent, made in Europe. Somskat produces garments only after the design has been pre-financed by the customers to produce only what is needed.
Nadja, former volunteer in the project and now part of the social media team, had the chance to meet Charly, the founder of Somskat, in Stuttgart. Here she reports about the cooperation:
Since Somskat is located in Stuttgart and I was still living in Stuttgart at that time, Charly and I took the chance for a personal meeting where we could plan the cooperation together.
Since our team members are spread all over Germany and even Europe, most of our work is done digitally. So it was a super cool experience to meet the co-founder of such an inspiring project in person. Through the personal contact, last questions on both sides could be clarified. Plus, the cooperation immediately takes on a completely different quality when you get to know the people behind a project.
As a former volunteer I was able to tell Charly first hand about my time on site and about the life of the women in the project. I also brought some of the clothes and fabrics from Taste of Malawi to the meeting, so she could see how the team works and with which products. In return, I was able to get a glimpse of the crowdfunding campaign even before it was released and to witness the founding of a new label first-hand.
Somskat achieved their funding goal in a very short time, and we also made our contribution by supporting their crowdfunding campaign in the social media. This is not only great because it allows Charly and her co-founder Max to realise the idea of the slow-fashion label, but we benefit from it too: Somskat donate one percent of their income to Taste of Malawi!
We are very happy about this cooperation and the experience that we have been able to gain through the collaboration so far and we are curious to see how Somskat’s and our story will continue.Zurück zur ÜbersichtBack to overview