TRIBE: The Diverse and Ethical Modelling Agency

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Today we sit down with TRIBE, a new UK modelling agency based in Scotland who are looking to change the modelling industry for the better. TRIBE will be attending Freshers Festival this year, so be sure to check them out at the event!

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What made you want to start TRIBE?

We wanted to start TRIBE from my personal experience (Becky) with collaborating in the creative industry, specifically in Scotland. I struggled to find real diversity within model options for shoots that I was planning or when working with other creative partners. Seeing new designers, casting agencies, and brands pushing the current boundaries of how a model should appear inspired us to fill that gap here in Scotland. Agencies such as Anti Agency in London are a great example of a contemporary agency looking at real people that are interesting, have personality and can offer more than just a ‘face’ to brands which is what we aim to push for at TRIBE Agency. A safe, inclusive and creative space for aspiring models and creatives to flourish in the industry.

The idea of TRIBE has been brewing in our minds for a while. Justo had graduated with a Business and Marketing Degree late last year and I thought it would be a great idea to partner with him on building the agency together. We officially started working on TRIBE together back in March, and are hoping to launch before the end of 2019.

What makes you different from other agencies?

TRIBE is going to be a new addition to the current agencies here in Scotland as we’re going to approach the industry in a different way and really focus on a specific group of talent to ensure they don’t feel any pressure to reach specific heights in terms of moving from ‘New Faces’ to ‘Mainboard’. We feel that by representing a lot of models, TRIBE could become saturated and we won’t be able to really hone in on each talent’s development. We want our talent to be on a level playing field and to feel supported and nurtured in their journey. TRIBE will really focus on showcasing diversity, inclusion and creativity as we want our talent to be unique and for the agency to constantly be taking risks and pushing the current boundaries.

What is your goal/aim for the next year?

In the next year, we aim to have secured a strong group of talent, have launched our website, and to be fully launched for business.

What would you say to an aspiring model?

To be themselves, showcase their personality, to nurture their physical health but also mental health as your mental is just as important when working in this industry.

What made you want to exhibit at Freshers Festival?

We thought it would be a great way to reach out to our target audience through exhibiting at Freshers Festival as it’ll be an approachable and relaxed way for potential models to be scouted and for others to talk to us about TRIBE Agency. We also share great values with Freshers Festival which made it super easy to collaborate.

What do you think of certain British reality TV shows such as Love Island?

Personally, neither of us take any interest in Love Island! I (Becky) personally think it paints a negative view for young men and women on how they should look and act in order to be in a relationship and for potential partners to find them “appealing”.

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