Today, Material Exchange is announcing it has raised €25 million in Series A funding. Material Exchange is a B2B SaaS-enabled marketplace for the apparel and footwear industry which is digitizing the material sourcing process and replacing the complex, fragmented relationships that exist between brands and suppliers—with the goal of driving sustainability and efficiency across the $2tn fashion supply chain.
Water and the apparel industry have been deeply intertwined since the production of apparel first began. For thousands of years, water has been used to dye handmade materials. Now, as a tribute to the value of water on this World Water Day, we thought we’d take a look at the latest when it comes to apparel, footwear, and H2O.
If you haven’t already started digitizing your materials and components, 2022 is the year to make it happen. The industry is increasingly moving toward the digital realm, and now is the time to join the movement. Find out why this transition is so important, and how you can easily digitize your own materials!
What do watchstrap maker Thomas Schori in Switzerland, watch designer Greg Verras in Detroit, and scientist-turned-plastic-salvager Dr. Michel Pardos in Thailand have in common? Find out in a recap of our Chief Sustainability Officer Kelly Burton’s presentation at last week’s Sustainability Summit hosted by Fashiondex and LIM College. Salvaging plastic has never been this exciting.
Sweden, Oct 21, 2021. Material Exchange is launching its digital Marketplace as a next-gen sourcing platform for the footwear and apparel industry, which represents trillions of dollars annually. The platform replaces fragmented analogue sourcing processes with streamlined data for transparency, increased efficiency for reduced cost, and less waste for sustainability.
Sweden, Oct 14, 2021. Today Material Exchange is announcing it has reached an agreement to acquire the agency division of Olah Inc., a multi-faceted New York-based firm focusing on the denim and sportswear industries, to support digital transformation in the material sourcing process. This decision expands their innovative digital platform beyond global digital sourcing into expert services.
Sweden, June 22, 2021. Material Exchange Ventures AB – a Stockholm based startup that is digitally revolutionizing material sourcing for footwear and apparel – has released their inaugural Annual Digital Sourcing Report to provide key data on the fundamental shifts occurring in material sourcing within footwear and apparel supply chains, and provide insights on what the future looks like for the sourcing industry in a new, digital age.
The “Exchanges” Unite to Drive Fashion Sustainability Sweden, April 26, 2021. Material Exchange Ventures AB, a Stockholm based startup and provider of Material Exchange has joined Textile Exchange, a global non-profit member organization committed to reducing the textiles industry’s impact on the environment. Material Exchange works collectively with fashion brands, retailers and suppliers to digitize the …