The caps take shape in Denmark
After a little over a month, Silas had to move on, then something new called for the adventurous young man, and he traveled further south. When he was back home in Denmark, however, he had not forgotten his apprenticeship with Herr Bullmann. And with that knowledge, Silas started the company and cap workshop Sigar, in 2013. It was in a small basement room in the North West, which was only open by appointment with customers. In 2016, the company changed its name to Wilgart, a contraction of Silas’ middle names Wilhelm and Gärtner.
With financial support from the LAG-Bornholm (EU support) in 2018, he was finally able to make products to order. It was difficult with the space, but with the support it became possible to open a workshop on Bornholm, and what other place would suit it better than Soldalen?
“We thought we could use the branding value of Bornholm. It is also relatively easy to find someone who would like to work with some crafts, as there are many who are good at sewing, making clay or something else. There are many people who work with crafts on Bornholm, and it takes some skill to make caps,” Silas explains
In 2017, Wilgart changed premises to a small shop and associated workshop on the attractive street Jægersborggade, where they now had fixed opening hours. In the street, specialty shops, such as Wilgart, are located side by side. Much like Soldalen on Bornholm, the street hosts many different events every year. Last week, the stores held a fashion show together on the street, where they showed each other’s products in the street’s authentic backdrops.