Nine years ago, when Kim was a fourth-year textile design student at Shenkar, she and her classmate started their first pop-up store in the Tel Aviv port called "FASH". The store's agenda was to give a platform to young Israeli designers and artists. In its 10 months of operation, FASH had exhibited over 80 designers and became a huge success.
Kim recalls the hardships of having established FASH without support or advice. While operating the pop-up, she discovered a new world of unfamiliar concepts and language.
When FASH closed, Kim realized the necessity of a place that could be the home to students and young adults who have dreams and aspirations in design, but do not have the financial skills and knowledge needed to be successful. A place where one can share and consult exactly as they did in the academic incubator, where one can receive both design and business solutions.
This place is CILA:
C - collaboration | I- innavition | L- lifestyle A - abilities
A basis for creating circles of collaboration for designers and entrepreneurs from various fields
The design umbrella
We’ve gathered experts from various fields of design and entrepreneurship to serve as long-term mentors.
Online connection and consultation with professionals from various fields
Formulating a personalized
strategy for all business and design needs for every designer and business
Cilla strives to be a home for ideas and initiatives that will benefit the community and the environment in which we live and work.
We are working to develop the ideas for a project that combines students and diverse personalities, and even creates business and economic models for the benefit of all parties.
Students and graduates
Having ideas but not
Associations looking for social influence