Unmade raises $4 million to bring its sustainable tech to the fashion industry


Three friends Ben Alun-Jones, Kirsty Emery and Hal Watts, who met while studying at the Royal College of Art, started the London-based company back in 2014.

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The UK has a clothes problem. Around 300,000 tonnes of unwanted clothing ends up in landfill every single year and brands like Burberry have been accused of burning unsold clothes, worth up to ‘28.6 million. 

The problem is that brands are making too many items of clothing that aren’t being bought by customers. 

This is the problem Unmade wants to solve. Three friends Ben Alun-Jones, Kirsty Emery and Hal Watts, who met while studying at the Royal College of Art, started the London-based company back in 2014.  

  • Publisher: Evening Standard
  • Date: 2018-08-08T18:36:04Z
  • Author: Amelia Heathman
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Unmade raises $4 million to help fashion brands make customizable clothes and cut waste

Unmade, a software platform that helps fashion brands offer customizable clothes, has announced a $4 million round of funding led by Felix Capital, with participation from Connect Ventures, LocalGlobe, Carmen Busquets, Backed VC, and C4 Ventures.

A shopper may fine-tune a pattern through the brand’s website by dragging their finger over the image, or they can manually select options to switch the main pattern and collar colors around, for example. Unmade’s factory order management system (OMS) automatically generates the manufacturing files for the custom order — without requiring any manual input from the brand or manufacturer.

  • Publisher: VentureBeat
  • Date: 2018-08-08T13:47:56+00:00
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London-based on-demand fashion software company Unmade secures $4 million to accelerate growth

The London-based fashion software company Unmade today announced it secured $4 million in a new funding round, reflecting the business’ commitment to driving innovation through customisation and delivering an end-to-end digital solution for on-demand production at scale.

The funding round was led by’Felix Capital, with Connect Ventures, LocalGlobe, Carmen Busquets, Backed VC and C4 Ventures participating. Unmade will use the fresh capital to’grow the business across multiple brands, factories and geographies, and further build the team with the appointment of Joel Chippindale as’CTO.

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