Who we are
Younited Cultures is a Vienna-based social enterprise that uses fashion for a good purpose: raising awareness towards the value-add of immigrants in the Austrian society.
The two founders, Andra Slaats and Iulia Mugescu, are both female entrepreneurs, living in Vienna for more than 5 years and having a migrant background ourselves.
The production is local, with the printing, cutting, sewing and finishing happening in various parts of Austria and Italy. We also work closely with European collaborators for the packaging and qualitative textiles.
The price of the accessories includes the local production, at high quality and sustainability standards. Also, all the profits obtained are reinvested into impact events aimed to impact young people with an immigrant background. Through buying a scarf or another accessory you are directly contributing to impact immigrants from the culture this item represents.
Teambuilding: Diversity as success factor
In our workshops we promote creativity and personal storytelling as a mean to build a better team. Efficiency, trust and working together towards a vision can become part of your team culture, especially when your members are having various cultural backgrounds. The team building will help your employees to rediscover their cultural roots, their values and what matters to them, so that they can bring it to the workplace and use it as a tool of motivation.
Winner Social Impact Start Award 2014
Winner SAP Social Impact Start Stipend 2014
Letter of recognition from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Austria
Wiener Mut 2014 Finalist
Golden Ambassadors Networking Youth Career
Finalized a Crowdfunding campaign on wemakeit.com/younited-cultures
Partner Social City Wien
Find us online
Wir lieben unkonventionelle Wege – Way to Passion (DE)
Es soll endlich cool sein, Migrant zu sein! -Die Wienerin (DE)
Die Muster der Vielfalt -Der Kurier (DE)
Es soll cool sein Migrant zu sein – Helden von Heute (DE)
Erfolgsstorys zum Umwickeln – wienerzeitung.at (DE)
Celebrating immigration with fashion – thelocal.at (EN)
Österreichisches Startup lässt Schals Geschichten erzählen – fillmore.at (DE)
Schal de Kulturen – diezeitschrift.at (DE)
Our background is not a prerequisite for our way to success – blog.taskfarm.com (EN)
Wiener Mut – The Hub – tvthek.orf.at 13.09.2014, 19.00 (DE)
Ein Schal mit Geschichte – goodimpact.org (DE)
Herumhängen für die gute Sache – inwien.at (DE)
Selbständigkeit zwischen den Kulturen – orf.at (DE)
Celebrating immigration – Iulia Mugescu – Younited Cultures Co-founder at TEDx Pannonia (EN)