The student uses nanotechnology in his products.
Filip Mihalić is an eighteen-year-old who just graduated from a high school, but also an entrepreneur from Gornji Kneginec in Varaždin County who has launched his own fashion brand called Buryen Clothing, reports Poslovni.hr on August 18, 2017.
In addition to his age, he also stands out from market competition by materials which he uses for his clothes. The line of clothing is made of water-resistant cotton developed using nanotechnology, while products such as wallets, cellular phone cases and bracelets are made of exotic materials.
He purchases the materials from vendors in London and China, where production facilities are located. The initial investment capital amounted to just 20,000 kunas, but his ambitions go far beyond selling itself. “I am also an exclusive representative for textiles with applied nanotechnology, a patent owned by a partner company from China and the Shanghai Institute of Technology. I am interested in cooperating with Croatian businesses that can use this technology. We have produced a sample fabric resistant to boiling water and boiling oil which just slides down the clothes, making it excellent for creating chef’s suits and other specialised clothing,” he noted.
He launched the business two years ago and was initially focused on the research of markets and the textile industry in general, while production started a little over a year ago. “Most of our customers are from overseas. We offer an exclusive range of high-priced products that are especially popular in the United States, Hong Kong, and Mexico. For now, we produce men’s and women’s shirts and sweaters, while in the future we plan to expand our offer with other garments, such as jeans, followed by sneakers made of exotic and more traditional materials,” explained Mihalić.
He says that, before launching Buryen Clothing, he visited China twice, where he saw how nanotechnology is used in making clothes. He did not encounter any major obstacles in the development of his business idea. “I have not had any significant bureaucratic problems since I could count on the help of my family and people around me who approve of my independence. I do have certain objections regarding payments abroad and the functioning of Pay Pal in Croatia. In any case, for me, this is all a kind of challenge, and I have learnt a lot,” he concluded.
If things go according to plan, he announced he could soon open new jobs in his company.
Translated from Poslovni.hr.