Posted by Seb on 19/06/2021

Empowerment, Diversity & Family - our values

Born in the vibrant vortex of Berlin club nights with their universal acceptance of diversity, we believe in these core values.

MYL BERLIN is about empowerment, diversity, and chosen family - we seek to craft stunning jewelry and leather goods, which carry the message of love and equality.

Born in the vibrant vortex of Berlin club nights with their universal acceptance of diversity, we believe in these core values.

Empowering

We believe in empowering people and fighting for equality. We want to turn an insult, a restraint, a limitation into a strength, into something that is desirable. We want to show how wrong and absurd racism, prejudice, and stereotypes are.

Our name "MYL BERLIN" embodies this philosophy deeply:

Many of my friends and I (Sebastian, founder and designer) seek only to express joy and love to ourselves. We encountered being offended as waste, trash, or comparative when strolling down the roads. So, I decided that I want to claim this word and turn it into something else, stripping away its power - MYL is the phonetics of the German word for trash, "Müll". I want people to see how definitions are not fixed and can evolve and change with time.

We want to create a discussion about injustice and prejudice through our designs, cooperation, and actions. For example, our jewelry and leather bags are often inspired by seemingly opposing ideas - we take a stereotypical oppressive item and turn it into something uplifting, empowering, and something you control.

Family

MYL BERLIN is not just a name for us, MYL is a family. A chosen family of like-minded people that believe in equality and freedom.

Born in the vibrant vortex of Berlin nights, where differences are celebrated, where all genders and sexualities are normal (as they should be), and cultural diversity is inspiring, MYL BERLIN wants to create a haven and spread the message of love.

We stand proudly to our roots; we defend the principle that no one should fear expressing who they are; we support charities, artists and will always try to provide a feeling of safety, a home to those in need. We are still a small studio, but together as the MYL family, we will make a change and uplift each other.

Diversity

MYL BERLIN's philosophy is to spread awareness and show how preconceived notions and social definitions block us from seeing the stunning beauty of diversity and its power to inspire and push progress.

Our roots are the diverse Berlin nightlife, art scene, and the vibrant, multifaceted techno/club culture, and we are set on spreading this message of love and acceptance around the world.

Diversity, genderless designs, and acceptance are not marketing jargon for us but the core of our beliefs and mission as MYL BERLIN. There are so many beautiful, unique, and stunning beings that we refuse to label for sales purposes.

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