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Check out an extract from our recent interview with Igor Fardin, then go read the full Warriors Interview.
"The company has recently changed, you’ve moved away from any business interests and operate as a non-profit. Can you explain the reason for the change and what difference it makes more generally?
I guess there were some internal struggles when Warriors was a ‘real brand’ because there were people who had different priorities. Some of us wanted it to grow as a brand and some of us wanted it to just be an outlet for our ideas in skating, without the need for it to grow or be recognized.
This internal conflict was very tiring on both parties so we decided that the best thing to do would be to end the Warriors as a brand and start over with a different premise. So that is what we did, the fact that we’re now registered as a non-profit is super good because it allows us to run everything as a cooperative. This way the brand is not only a skate brand, it also allows us to do basically whatever we want, from events, to zines, to exhibitions and so on.
Warriors has become a platform we can use to develop different projects and ideas that we might have. Also being a non-profit association allows us to stress less about growing or being effective in the marketplace. As long as we get our money back it’s fine, nobody had do leave a job to do this, so the way I see it is it’s just our little outlet to do stuff we think is cool.
This platform also allows us to keep contact with all the people we like across Europe, which is a very important thing for us, trying to gather good people together."