[Startup Interview] Neeraj Gupta, Founder, Salonist, Singapore
Neeraj Gupta the founder of Singapore-based startup Salonist explains the inspiration behind setting up the business.
British fashion startup LØCI raises £4m seed round to disrupt the fashion industry
15-month-old British fashion brand LØCI announced a £4 million seed round, as well as an investment from actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio to further its impact-driven mission of redefining the sector.
Virginia-based fashion tech startup Circ raises $30m funding to expand recycle clothing, eliminate waste
The circular fashion company Circ announced over $30 million in Series B funding backed by some of the largest international apparel companies and venture capital firms.
Simplifyber secures $3.5m seed investment to reinvent how clothing is made with sustainable, advanced Manufacturing
Simplifyber, the creator of the world's first fully-molded garment and shoe uppers made directly from a cellulose-based liquid, announced the closing of a $3.5 million round of seed funding.
[Startup Interview] Sophie Tarif, Nina van Boxtel, Founders, BOETIEK, Netherlands
BOETIEK, a Dutch startup, works with local boutiques and brands to increase audiences and increase online sales. The platform offers a wide range of products and services from latest fashion trends to new online boutiques and concept stores.
Home fashion startup Modern Matter raises $1.2m seed round to accelerate growth of its e-Commerce platform
Modern Matter, a design company and manufacturer of decorative and architectural hardware, raised $1.2 million in seed capital. Modern Matter collaborates with leading designers to develop exclusive hardware designs for luxury homeowners.
[Kenya] Mavazi Elevate program targets fashion industry creatives with business skills
A training initiative is empowering creatives in the fashion industry and small local businesses across the 47 counties in Kenya.
Insurtech startup NEXT Insurance renews commitment to small businesses with integrated strategic rebrand
NEXT Insurance, the digital insurtech company transforming small business insurance, announced its strategic rebrand which will integrate small business owners from across the country into every part of the company's business, culture and ethos.
[Startup Interview] PJF Schmidt, Lucas Brosi, Marcus Luer, Urs Meier, Founders, Heroes AG, Switzerland
Heroes AG is a Swiss startup that has tapped into the underdeveloped fan merchandising sector through distribution of modern and trendy lifestyle products.
Snap acquires tech startup Fit Analytics
Snapchat's parent company Snap has acquired Fit Analytics, a technology startup that has built technology to help shoppers pick the right-sized clothing and footwear when they shop online.
Horizon Technology Finance provides $9m venture loan facility to Primary
Horizon Technology Finance Corporation, a specialty finance company announced it has provided a $9 million venture loan facility to Primary Kids (Primary), of which $6 million has been initially funded.
Hair color innovator Madison Reed raises $52m to continue omnichannel expansion
Hair color innovator Madison Reed announced a $52 million financing round to continue to fuel its omnichannel expansion and build upon the 130 percent growth it saw during 2020.
Picky Inc secures $1.3 million funding to advance authentic information sharing in the beauty industry
Picky, Inc., a mobile-first content platform providing consumers with authentic information in the global beauty space, has announced the completion of a $1.3 million pre-seed funding.
Fashion tech startup uSizy helps UK retailers brace for record sales of £28 billion this Christmas
In the wake of recent retail closures across the UK, fashion technology startups are delivering much-needed innovation to help merchants maximise online sales and optimise unprecedented digital demand this Christmas.
Plant-based activewear startup TVAAG launches on Kickstarter
Plant-based activewear startup TVAAG announced its launch on on Kickstarter. Founded in P.E.I in 2020, TVAAG uses a combination of Indian traditional textile manufacturing principles and modern fabric technology in sustainable fashion.
b8ta acquires Re:store to expand fashion and lifestyle retail-as-a-service portfolio
Retail-as-a-service company b8ta has announced that it has acquired Re:store, a one year old startup that brings retail-as-a-service to online fashion brands at Maiden Lane in San Francisco.
Luxury e-commerce startup ShopWorn enters Asia with Hong Kong satellite
ShopWorn, e-commerce destination for well-priced, guaranteed authentic luxury brands opened a Hong Kong satellite location to directly service APAC countries, with an initial focus on the Greater China area.
PVH Corp backed startup HATCH signs HAVAIANAS as first customer to license its Digital Showroom software
Innovative startup HATCH, backed by PVH Corp., owner of a portfolio of iconic brands including TOMMY HILFIGER and Calvin Klein, has signed the globally renowned flip flop brand HAVAIANAS as its first customer to license its Digital Showroom software.
Eyewear startup Vontélle launches into luxury eyewear space
Startup eyewear manufacturer Vontélle, LLC is launching a unique brand into the luxury eyewear space, offering awe-striking, ethnic patterns reflecting African, Caribbean, and Latin cultures.
[Startup Interview] Iris Skrami, Co-Founder, Renoon, Netherlands
Renoon is a Dutch fashiontech startup that connects customers with innovation and the new ways to consume fashion and is is the first platform that utilizes technology to screen items for their sustainability characteristics.
[Column] Penny Whitelaw: Fashion ecommerce opportunities amid Covid-19
We are living in unprecedented times. The widespread outbreak of coronavirus has created uncertainty across industries, fashion retail being particularly vulnerable with the closure of bricks and mortar stores.
[Startup Interview] Peter Anowie, CEO, Kolics Company, Ghana
Kolics Company Limited is a social enterprise that owns the Koliko Wear brand. It was established in Takoradi-Ghana in 2017. It provides customers with quality and affordable ladies and gents footwear. We produce shoes for all and deliver on our promise
[Startup Interview] Penny Whitelaw, CEO, Scircula, The Netherlands
Penny Whitelaw tells all about her startup Scircula. As one of the five winning startups, Scircula will speak on the main stage of Cross Media Congress 2020.