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Buying, selling and restoring designer handbags across the UK, Middle East and Monaco. Since launching in 2013, Handbag Clinic has cleaned and restored £30m worth of bags, including major labels such as Hermes and Chanel. The bags are purchased from their customers and are then sold at 50% of the RRP, making luxury fashion affordable. The company has their own independent stores and their services are also used by Harvey Nichols and Harrods. Clients of the business include Gucci, Dior, D&G, Jimmy Choo and many others. Handbag Clinic achieved sales of £1m in 2018. In December 2018 alone, the sales of handbags exceeded £100,000. Handbag Clinic currently lists more than 500 bags on their e-commerce platform and are now raising funds to acquire more bags, redevelop their website and increase their brand awareness through marketing campaigns.
pledged: 179% days to go: 01/03/2019 investment: £269,200
Saving the UK's high street by hosting products online that are currently only available in physical retailers. DownYourHighStreet aims to become the e-commerce platform for high street shops that don't have the skills, time or money to deliver an online service. Since launching in December 2017, 310 small shops have signed up to the platform, allowing them to compete with larger businesses and online-only firms. Currently, DownYourHighStreet is listing 50,000 products on their website. The company aims to rapidly scale their business with a target of 3000 shops within the next 12 months.
pledged: 181% days to go: 01/02/2019 investment: £272,050
One of the UK's leading natural & organic, beauty, health and well-being groups. The Brand Cloud has 10 businesses under its umbrella, with 4 being directly owned. The company has relationships with more than 200 retailers including Amazon, Tesco and Holland & Barrett and has over 75k contacts on their B2C network. The Brand Cloud has exclusive distribution agreements with brands and has developed multi-channel market routes.
pledged: 63% days to go: 28/11/2018 investment: £316,710
Helping customers find the right beauty product for their specific needs. Veleza users have produced 28k reviews and have provided 105k videos and photos of products amongst 511k monthly users. Veleza offers a subscription service for beauty businesses to have access to crowdsourced data on the platform, which has reportedly resulted in an increase in search traffic and sales. L'Oréal Paris, Urban Decay and Feelunique are customers of Veleza.
pledged: 43% days to go: 17/11/2018 investment: £97,600
Fashion-oriented 'teething' products designed for babies and made from non-toxic materials, including the fully recyclable packaging. Since 2014, Nibbling has created over 150 lines that stocked by more than 300 retailers, such as Selfridges, Harrods and Amazon Prime. The company has a worldwide reach with distributors in Germany, Italy, Scandinavia and The Middle East. Nibbling has also been featured in Vanity Fair and Vogue Bambini.
pledged: 145% days to go: 18/10/2018 investment: £290,510
This company has solved a common problem in the travel industry by engineering the world's first smart, collapsible hard case luggage, which can fold down as small as 3 inches whilst being lightweight. Néit were runners up in British Invention of the Year 2016 and have already garnered 800 units in pre-orders.
pledged: 30% days to go: 25/07/2018 investment: £60,420
OWNTHELOOK.COM is an online global womenswear store focusing on outfit dressing for the everyday woman. Launched in March ‘17 with over 40 emerging brands, they were titled “The new ASOS” by industry experts and have been featured widely in the media including Vogue, InStyle, and The Telegraph.
pledged: 118% days to go: 10/05/2018 investment: £206,070
The company has recently developed a co-branded range of footwear under license with a major film franchise, strengthening Po-Zu’s profile in the footwear market, by using sustainable materials and handcrafting the shoes in Portugal to make a highly-authentic, screen-accurate footwear based on the footwear worn by some of the main characters in the films.
pledged: 119% days to go: 31/01/2018 investment: £414,910
Taylor & Hart are a fast growing and award-winning retailer, specialising in bespoke engagement rings and fine diamond jewellery. With the aim of making bespoke jewellery affordable and accessible they offer a tech-enabled online bespoke design service.
pledged: 37% days to go: 29/12/2017 investment: £484,264
Joosr enables rapid development for individuals and organisations through 20-minute bitesize reads of the best performance-boosting books. With a curated library spanning leadership, entrepreneurship, health, parenting and much, much more.
pledged: 85% days to go: 05/05/2017 investment: £85,113
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