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WORTH Partnership Project
Project

Folkalist: Fulfilling Fashion's Potential

A platform that connects collaborators, developing ventures with individuals who can help make the incredible happen

Folkalist

The message of the project

Folkalist's fundamental mission is to make projects and collaborators accessible from everywhere. Its purpose is to democratise collaboration by creating a platform where projects may have comprehensive and engaging representation as well as access to a community to engage with collaborators. Igor and Ryan think Folkalist works because they have experienced it firsthand. They assembled a fantastic team from around Europe with various experiences, with the goal of connecting extraordinary, developing ventures with individuals who can help make the incredible happen.

Folkalist

The Idea behind the project

With an experience in and respect for design, the partners approached the development of Folkalist as a design-driven process. Igor established a powerful brand that became critical to our selections. Ryan then helped by engaging our team in design sprints that resulted in the present state of our platform, drawing on his product development and design thinking background. We focus on people and the power of cooperation, similar to the Folkalist concept, and have established an inclusive creative process that is primarily driven by the demands of our project.

Igor and Ryan first met in the spirit of Folkalist. The initiative drew them together with the goal of collaborating and making it a reality. They are collaborating deeply, drawing on their respective strengths and combining their talents and experience in branding, design, product development, business, strategy, and other areas. Igor and Ryan contribute to the project in a way that prioritises its requirements, and they seek out other partners when their own expertise is necessary. They mostly work digitally, as so many people do this these days, and they share a critical view that the success of the project is largely dependent on their collaboration's success.

Both partners think that through developing the potential of cooperation, Folkalist can contribute to more sustainable practices in our society, which can lead to greater localisation and more effective production with less waste and environmental impact. Furthermore, to enable a bigger beneficial effect, their platform will advocate sustainability-focused projects such as circular fashion businesses, lean manufacturing, bio-materials, and environmental preservation activities. They believe that they can build a culture of more sustainable consumption by fostering a sustainable model for project cooperation that utilises the sharing economy.

The platform's nature is to spotlight exceptional individuals all over the world by increasing exposure, access, and representation so that people may convey who they are most honestly and participate in meaningful collaboration regardless of geography, age, or gender. Folkalists communicate far more than a CV or LinkedIn profile. Their freemium business strategy makes access free/affordable, which aligns with their purpose of inclusion. They believe that the platform fosters a safer and more supportive atmosphere for project development and collaboration, giving people greater freedom to pursue initiatives they are passionate about.

Folkalist

What next?

The Folkalist app beta will soon be available to the public, allowing self-starters to publish their projects and collaborators to discover, connect, and participate in them. The objective, as the project progresses, is to build a strong and passionate community of project creators and contributors on the platform. Initially addressing the fashion/textile business, the network expanded to include other creative industries such as art, design, film/video, music, technology, publishing, and media. As Folkalist expands, the company intends to develop a Groups function that will assist organisations such as incubators and accelerators, co-working spaces, universities, and creative and innovation centres in better managing projects in their communities. There will be options to incorporate additional functionality in the future, including multiple native touch-points for Web3 integration. All of this is, of course, contingent on how people react to the platform and how effectively it can truly solve the consumers' concerns.

Stakeholders

Coordinators

Ryan Clott

Address
Germany

Igor Jocic

Address
United Kingdom