With Plans To Grow Their Business, Startup Unmade Pockets $4 Million From Investors

Will this be the investment that will help them make a pivotal change in the fashion and retail sectors?

Unmade, has been transforming fashion by working with the industry for a number years now. So it comes as no surprise that the startup, which has revamped itself into a fashion software company, has raised $4m in new funding.

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Founded by Royal College of Art trio, Ben Alun-Jones, Hal Watts and Kirsty Emery

Founded by Royal College of Art graduates, Ben Alun-Jones, Hal Watts and Kirsty Emery, Unmade, previously called Knyttan, built a name for itself by using coding to power knitting machines as though they are 3D printers. The objective was to make sure that nothing they produced will be unwanted.

“We’re more focused than ever on propelling the Unmade business forward during this time of pivotal change in the fashion and retail sectors”

According to UKTN, Unmade, to date, has raised $6.7m. This has been thanks to leaders in the industry like Sian Westerman, president of Business and Investment Pillars of the British Fashion Council; José Neves, founder and CEO of Farfetch; and Christopher Suarez, co-founder and previous CEO of Nicholas Kirkwood amongst others.

FashNerd co-founder Muchaneta Kapfunde on the panel with Kirsty Emery of Unmade and Philip Ribera from Lectra at the Wearable Lab at Premiere Vision |  PHOTO CREDIT: Alessandro Marengo

With this recent investment and the appointment of Joel as our CTO, we’re more focused than ever on propelling the Unmade business forward during this time of pivotal change in the fashion and retail sectors,” said Hal Watts, co-founder and CEO, Unmade.

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With plans to grow their business, Unmade will not only be expanding their team, but they will also be looking into new manufacturing methods that will help them pave the way for the industry.

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