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"I jump around from glamorous to grunge and boho chic. Yet it’s quality basics that I appreciate the most.": An eco-conscious entrepreneur shares her thoughts on sustainable fashion and her own personal style and ethos!
January 10, 2023
Yauheniya is a creative, nature-loving entrepreneur based in Lisbon, Portugal. When she’s not running her interior design company or planning her next business venture, you’ll find her on the beach or in the forest or doing one of her favourite outdoor activities like surfing, snowboarding, and longboarding. On weekends, Yauheniya loves to travel and spend time with loved ones. She is most passionate about long walks and deep meaningful conversations.
Tell us a bit about yourself
I consider myself an artistic person which is what led me down the path of interior architecture. I also love challenges and can’t imagine myself without consistent personal growth.
Can you briefly describe your business?
I am the founder of an interior design company focused on sustainable design. And I am also in the process of launching a camper van rental business with my partner which will allow more people to visit the many beautiful sites of Portugal and enjoy the local nature!
How would you describe your own personal style?
Very unstable 😃! I jump around from glamorous to grunge and boho chic. Yet it’s quality basics that I appreciate the most.
What does sustainability mean to you?
Being aware of everything you do and the impact it makes.
How did you get into sustainable fashion?
After falling into the trap of fast fashion for many years, I realised that the clothes I wear more often and for longer were never from mass market brands. They were always the items I bought because of the quality and the brand story, never on impulse!
Who or what inspires you most?
What do you like most about Bon+Berg?
The sustainable approach and consciousness of the brand. Bon+Berg is focused on making daily life comfortable. I experience this every time I wear any of their pieces. It feels like I’m adding a little luxury to my basics, and this makes me a bit more confident and happy every single time 😊!
In one word, how would you describe Bon+Berg?
What is your favourite Bon+Berg item + why?
The Aura Soft Bra! I’m in love with the material. And, I also really like how it’s designed with the option to cross over the straps, so you can actually wear it two different ways.
Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself?
My right leg has two scars, one from each of my board hobbies 😃😃!!
Finally, what advice can you offer others who want to be more sustainable?
Take responsibility for your own actions and be aware of your own individual impact. This attitude will make you a world-changer.