strength, reslience, hope, opportunity through diversity

Im/migrants don't replace a society. They complement it.

A scarf inspired by the stories of migrants from Russia, Turkey, Holland, Italy, Albania and USA.
It is Valentina, Deniz, Katja, Eleonora, Ermira, Devoney who shared their stories to create this scarf.
Their hopes, dreams and passions capture the resilience and strength developed on their journeys of integration. They are stories that resonate with many of us. It is no accident that this scarf is named “Encounters”. It is no secret that migrants face discrimination. Sometimes even the name can stand between a job interview and your chances of success. Sometimes it is just the country of origin. While it is a struggle, such stories also bring us closer to one another, to connect, to meet, to network and to support each other.
This design, created based on such destinies, inspires to not lose hope. The flamboyant colors resonate within our hearts with the beat of the heart. The scarf depicts shapes of people, beautifully formed by the hand-drawn symbols of these women,symbols multiplied to create the form of a body.
Continue to dream, continue to connect and you will encounter opportunities. So wear this scarf as a reminder that together we are strong. Through networking, connecting and active participation to society you increase your opportunities and chances of success. All you need is perseverence and the right encounters.

Hand-drawn symbols inspired by 6 stories of migrants in Austria. Design Concept: Younited Cultures
Fair and sustainable production in Italy at Lake Como.

The Scarf in Action