Flaare x Stööki
It was an incredible day with @findyourflaare at @vodafoneuk HQ! 🌞 Was an honour to be selected by FLAARE to be a part of their outreach programme alongside a dope selection of creatives to give back to a talented and very special youth group! 💙
FLAARE is an initiative led by creative entrepreneurs with a purpose to "create, learn, build, earn". Working with young children, the group is embarking on a journey to inspire talented, young people to delve into creative and entrepreneurial paths of their own.
FLAARE aims to give the teenagers both the inspiration and the facilities to begin to find their path within the industry through a piloted six-week programme, which will see the kids through mentoring, workshops and after-school sessions at Haringey Learning Partnership, (HLP).
At the end of the six weeks - on July 15th - the FLAARE Marketplace will be held. The marketplace will see the culmination of FLAARE's mentorship programme, during which the kids will have had the opportunity to have created their own brainchild - including products which, through the mentorship of FLAARE, they will pitch and sell.
Check out our recap video below!
Why did Stööki get involved?
Amongst other industry creatives invited to the event, we also joined after FLAARE had reached out to Stööki in search of creatives with experience starting and running a business - in both a creative and operational sense.
A humble success, FLAARE's first event saw a diverse group of young creatives within industry, all gathered to impart, not just knowledge, but experience, tips and opinions.
Meet Izzie Fernandes (Flaare Founder)
Access to opportunity matters. Founder @findyourflaare a creative community on a mission to empower young talent to create, learn, build, earn 🚀
Watch our video interview with Izzie below... 👀
Meet the Creative Entrepreneurs!..
A multi-disciplinary artist who works with a range of diverse motifs to create clothing, accessories, installations and much more offering a commentary on everything from guilty pleasures to obsessions, addictions and objectification.
Afroani (Beauty / Hair essentials)
Owner of beauty and cosmetics brand Afroani, Anita offers many hair-centric products, including hair care - such as shampoo, masks and oil - and accessories like combs and clips, in elegant and exciting colourways.
Louis Halpenny (Artist)
Louis’ vibrant and vivacious designs began from an extension of a desire to merge talent with passion; a hobby which metamorphosed into a side-hustle and exists as proof that pursuing your passion is worthwhile and - more excitingly, profitable.
Joe (PLEESECAKES Founder)
A lockdown project which - spurned by the unexpected thrust of an almost overnight surge in popularity via social media - amassed a huge following of devoted cheesecake lovers. Specialising in what they describe as the ‘overloaded cheesecake’, Pleesecakes is stocked in various outlets, including Selfridges.
Hipish Vintage (Vintage Fashion)
Tomi (Boy Braidz Founder)
Watch the video recap from the FLAARE Market Place below!