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ABOUT ESTILA

ESTILA is a supportive and collaborative community of lifestyle, design and fashion brands, interior designers, artists and creatives.

Our mission is to champion, inspire and support creatives in art and design.

1. We link and introduce our community members to one another.

2. We encourage strategic collaborations for future business growth.

3. We educate creative minds on how to do business and how to stay in business long term.

4.  Our platform – ESTILA CIRCLE –  gives our community a space where they can share who they are, what they do, what their core values are, their missions and visions, and what they need.

5. Through ESTILA CIRCLE brands and creatives can promote their business and advertise their products, services, events, workshops, pop-ups and courses without being charged commission on each sale transaction.

6. Through ESTILA BOOKAZINES AND SPARK newspapers brands and creatives can share their brand stories and creative journeys, making connections with our readers and other community members through physical print and PR exposure.

ESTILA is run by STUDIO/ESTILA, a design studio and consultancy that specialises in developing experiential and storytelling brand strategies  for design and lifestyle businesses of the future.

Created for savvy business owners, who recognise the power of strong brand identity and storytelling, the STUDIO’s aim is to make brands grow through strategic storytelling, campaigns, collaborations and partnerships. Our approach to brand communication, photography, branding, graphic and web design is based around clever, creative thinking with the aim to start an ongoing conversation with your customers and clients. Consumer behaviour, market conditions, customer experience and journey are central to every project we are involved in. We put a heavy emphasis on how customers and clients engage with your brand long term. Hence, each project we undertake is very different. Unlike other studios and consultancies, we use our commercial creativity but keep your brand’s identity and integrity.

ESTILA CIRCLE

It’s £440 (annual) or £42 (monthly). All prices include 20% VAT rate.

The membership includes the following:

+ one business listing with direct links to your social media and website

+ four additional products listings in ESTILA CIRCLE Marketplace, events and jobs with direct links to your specific pages on your website.

+ monthly members networking meet ups and contact introductions

+ monthly exclusive Masterclasses based around the following topics: Marketing Strategies, Increasing Brand Awareness and Exposure via PR and Communications, Driving Sales, Customer/Client Acquisition

+ monthly business mindset, brainstorming and accountability sessions

+ access to business resources, guides, checklists

+ complementary access to our business courses and virtual workshops

+ brand story feature in ESTILA bookazine or SPARK newspaper

+ ESTILA yearly magazine subscription

We accept purpose-driven brands and businesses in the creative lifestyle industry. Whether you’re at the beginning of your business journey or are already an established brand, designer, artist or creative, we want to hear from you. Our community is also open to students and graduates. We only welcome creative founders and business people who understand the concept of cross collaborations. Before being accepted in our community, we require filling out an application form which allows us to speak to the potential contact first before their application is approved. This way we ensure the quality of our community and that any collaboration suggestions we make will be received with enthusiasm and open mind.

As a member of ESTILA CIRCLE, you benefit from valuable connections as well as an opportunity to tap into our community knowledge base. Unlike other business communities, we have a pool of experts you can draw from to help you in every step of your business journey. This way we are able to offer you a well rounded support, always giving you that external viewpoint tailored to your own personal situation.

Our expert contacts have decades of experience in every aspect of business, from setting up a new business, product manufacturing and sourcing, pricing, marketing, PR, brand development and expansion to opening new opportunities and markets, innovation and growth.

Our community is specifically for lifestyle, design and fashion brands, interior designers, stylists and bloggers, photographers, artists and creatives. We also have business support contacts in our community from UK’s leading business advisors, social media experts, graphic designers, marketing and PR agencies to business consultants and brand advisors and strategists.

All masterclasses and workshops are recorded for later viewing followed by a scheduled call should you have any questions.

If you can’t attend our online networking event, we will be happy to do contact introductions on a separate occasion suitable to you.

Our monthly membership option is the more affordable option but we understand that for some this still might present a big financial commitment. We are absolutely committed to every member and it is in our own interest that they generate enough revenue for them to cover their membership costs.

As we only accept 25 businesses a month, our community doesn’t get diluted like you experience many times in other communities or business clubs. This means that we already have collaborators and potential clients waiting for you even before you join.

Having said that, if you want to get a taste of the ESTILA world, for £45 subscribe to ESTILA yearly magazine subscription to better understand what kind of quality contacts are in our community.

If you are a student or graduate, our ESTILA CIRCLE community is open to you with one year complementary membership. Apply here.

If you are a student or graduate, our ESTILA CIRCLE community is open to you with one year complementary membership. Apply here.

You can cancel your membership at any time. Once you’ve cancelled you won’t be charged again and you will remain on our directory until your next billing date. Once that date passes you will lose access to your membership benefits and all your listings will be removed.

 

For you to benefit fully from ESTILA CIRCLE membership we recommend at least 6 months of your participation. This gives us enough time to promote your business, schedule your brand story feature and create valuable business connections.

To cancel your membership, please email to: registration@estilacircle.com with “Cancel my membership” in the subject line.

As you gain access to exclusive content, unfortunately we don’t offer refunds.

ESTILA BOOKAZINE

You can subscribe to ESTILA’s yearly subscription and it includes the following:

2 x  print bookazines

6 x The ESTILA SPARK (newspaper) – includes at least one A3 motivational poster

We used to sell single copies but in 2020 we switched to trade only publication. This means that to benefit from being featured or finding new exciting industry contacts as well as learning the latest business advice and tips from the industry experts we invite into our community you have to subscribe to our yearly magazine subscription.

Your subscription is for 12 months and cannot be cancelled. However, if your business circumstance change and you wish no longer to receive the bookazine and SPARK newspapers, please email subscriptions@estila.co and we try to help.

Our priority is given to our ESTILA CIRCLE members. However, we do have opportunities for featuring our subscribers and readers, if they are a good fit. If you are subscribed to our ESTILA yearly magazine subscription we want to hear from you so please get in touch.

In most cases the reason is that your subscription has been automatically cancelled after we were unable to take payment for your annual renewal.

Please get in touch with us so we can update your payment details and restart your subscription.

STUDIO/ESTILA

Before launching the STUDIO, we ran a few very successful family owned businesses in the design industries. As many businesses do, we put a heavy emphasis on placing our products before the story. Our marketing strategy and communication lacked the emotional connection our customers were craving. So we changed things up; story first, products second. When our first story campaign was launched we generated more sales than we ever achieved before. Since then, we’ve never looked back.

Now with over 20 years of business under our belt, we want you to experience the same; to build loyal customer base who are your ambassadors and cheerleaders, and who understand your purpose and want to be part of your mission and vision.

We are a small team of strategic thinkers, storytellers, photographers, creators, developers, designers and artists who learnt through experience and a lot of trial and error scenarios. We are educators who stand by your side.

I want to apply for ESTILA CIRCLE

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