Born out of one girl's vision to transform the fashion industry into something more sustainable for the community, find out how your sale is helping support London youth.
After creating her own digital marketing consultancy (Digital Maestra) at just 19, Maya found there to be a lack of opportunities, support and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and creatives. Having to learn things that weren't taught in schools and having to constantly search webpages on how to up-skill, whilst functionally run a business was not just time-consuming, but often confusing and misleading. Knowing that she always wanted to be able to help create opportunities and open the doors for people within her community (specifically BAME), she decided to put her creative skills to work and create streetwear inspired by "the hustle" to help inspire, uplift and support other young people. This goes further in supporting youth through a bursary scheme.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
At the end of each quarter we put aside 10% of our sales which is used to create a bursary. The bursary is for young creatives and aspiring entrepreneurs within London to fund a series of personalised workshops, training and mentoring to provide them with the skillset and resources to be able to successfully build their own business and brand. We've partnered up with an award winning East London based creative charity focused on supporting young people to develop their artistic mind skills. Together, we hope to make entrepreneurship more accessible and wider creative industries for some of London’s most deprived young people and communities.
CAN I APPLY FOR A BURSARY?
We are not formally taking applications for the bursary until mid September. However, if you're interested for applying before then, you can register your interest below and we'll email you back with an eligibility check. Simply fill out your name, email and a quick message about how you think the bursary could help support you.