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Throughout history, women have been working hard to ensure that the female voice is heard. Whether that means working in politics, becoming an activist for social change, or breaking barriers in the fashion industry, women have gone the extra mile for equality and a better world.   For us at ASK Scandinavia, the better world means making conscious choices about more sustainable options in everything we do. We believe that having a great bag makes a difference – and having a sustainable bag is revolutionary. Innovative fashion with recycled materials and responsible manufacturing is changing the industry and that is...

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ARAMÙ ASK Scandinavia interview sustainable fashion

ARAMÙ

The excellence of the Italian textile industry is something that no fashion enthusiast can ignore. Today’s interview is about a brand that managed to bring the city of Biella to everyone’s attention. Biella is located at the foothills of the Alps, the perfect position for booming wool (and later on silk) production and manufacturing. The textile mills in Biella were considered of the highest quality and they have preserved their industrial heritage, still producing high-end fabrics and garments. This is where Elisa Aramu was born, and where she came back to build her brand. Here’s our chat with her.  ...

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MIRAI FLOWERS ASK Scandinavia Sustainability Ethical Vegan

MIRAI FLOWERS

Our interview today is with Olena Vlasenko, Founder of MIRAI Flowers. Her brand handles the delivery of natural flowers, treated with a 100% eco-friendly, plant-based, biodegradable, non-toxic process that allows them to preserve their blooming appearance for up to a year.   Can you introduce yourself to our readers?  I'm a passionate nature lover and a mother. Since childhood, I have had a genuine love for flowers. I was born in Ukraine, and with the economic situation of my country at the time, I decided to pursue a "safe" career in finance. Following a degree in Economics and a first...

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STUDIO SIRU

STUDIO SIRU

Last fall Ask Scandinavia hosted a couple of pop-up shops around Helsinki. One of them was hosted in Studio Siru, Siru Tuomisto’s laboratory. Siru is a Finnish Artist and Designer. ”Second Chance”, her art project, focuses on giving discarded objects a new, beautiful life. It challenges us to re-imagine life in a new and unexpected, clever way. We had a chat with Siru, and here’s how it went.   Could you introduce yourself?   I am a Finnish Artist-Designer. I’ve lived 17 years in New York, Los Angeles, and London. I have completed an interior architect degree in UCLA, California...

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Marie Louise Shultz - THE VINTAGE BAR

Marie Louise Shultz - THE VINTAGE BAR

For today’s interview we reached out to Marie Louise Schultz, the Founder and Creative Director of The Vintage Bar. Marie Louise has always worked in the fashion industry, with a branding and communication background. After questioning her career and the impact of the fashion industry on our planet, she started The Vintage Bar, with the goal of encouraging a more conscious way of consuming fashion.   The Vintage Bar is a marketplace and social hangout that connects buyers and sellers of premium and luxury second hand fashion. By combining digital innovation, data driven technologies and inspirational branding, they take part...

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Rosanna Morris

Rosanna Morris

Ask Scandinavia had the pleasure to have a chat with Rosanna Morris, a printmaker located in the UK, about her story and the ins and outs of her brand.   What’s the story behind your printmaking business?   I began printmaking when I was 19, I wanted to make my drawings larger and was incredibly inspired by wheat paste artists and printmakers I'd learnt about in New York and Mexico. My first prints were between one and two meters high and mainly featured farmers and animals, which were then wheat pasted around the city.   What did you do before?...

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