GreenMe Berlin Podcast | Your No. 1 Guide for Going Green in Berlin and Beyond
About This Show
Claudi is your passionate expert of the Berlin green scene - bringing its dedicated eco-preneurs and change makers together in one place!
This is where she goes out and chats to the coolest eco-minded businesses and startups of the city, building up a green lifestyle guide for
Berlin and beyond. For this podcast, Claudi is getting the most inspiring green founders and world improvers in front of the microphone
and tries to extract their stories, dreams and passions about moving things forward. Are you looking for new ideas to make your life happier,
healthier and greener, without making it complicated. No matter if you travel to Berlin, live in this vibrant city or were even born here -
I want to show you how easy it is to go green, be positive and go through the world with a huge smile on your face. I promise, it's
contagious. Times have never been better, we all can leave a massive impact with our daily actions, step by step, while having heaps of fun.
I'll show you how, so join me on my journey and start changing the world with me right now.
Most Recent Episode
GMB012: FOLKDAYS - Empowering Remote Communities while building a business you love
My guest today is Lisa Jaspers, a passionate social entrepreneur that inspires me so much! She ditched her secure job at one of the worlds biggest charity organizations to follow her heart and start her own ethical brand, FOLKDAYS. FOLKDAYS is a Berlin-based fashion label that empowers artisans from some of the remotest corners in the world to make a living through their handmade crafts. Each time I walk into the store here in Kreuzberg, it’s like going on a little journey to far away lands and cultures. It’s spreading a very positive, colorful, dreamy vibe and takes me to places like Turkey, Cambodia, Nepal, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Egypt, Palestine, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru - in total there are 26 artisans from 18 countries involved. Every team member of FOLKDAYS is happy to share the unique stories behind each piece. Lisa even knows all artisans in person, as she travels out to those hidden corners, searching for the most talented craftspeople - and gives them a reason to believe into themselves and their incredible talent. Apart from sharing the story of how this beautiful label was born and the “what, “how” & of course, especially the “why” behind FOLKDAYS, we also touched into some very personal topics. You'll learn about: How to get noticed as a social brand in an overloaded market like fashion What it means to be a female entrepreneur - and why we need more of them Why we need to learn to believe in ourselves & our skills (no matter if in Bangladesh or Europe) Stories of travelling on the surface vs. travelling deep What moved Lisa to the point where she wanted to stop travelling Why you’ll never be a good entrepreneur if you’re a perfectionist What’s so important about surrounding yourself with the right people Why we are often our own worst enemy & How to keep up your energy as a small business owner The importance of visual communication and storytelling for green brands What are the next steps in the FOLKDAYS story The advantages - and the challenges - of starting a sustainable brand in Berlin What makes Berlin “Berlin” & the effects of living in peaceful chaos You see, there’s a whole lot to get out of this! I had a blast talking to this inspiring woman and left the store full of motivation and new ideas - and I’m pretty sure you’ll feel the same. Make su