Fast Company’s 50

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Unmade named in Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies 2019 list

London, UK- 20th February 2019- Unmade are thrilled to announce it has been named no 41 in Fast Company’s 50 for designing a less wasteful fashion industry, alongside brands such as Apple, Universal Music Group and Shopify. We are also extremely excited to be included as number 2 in the style category.

In its 12th year, Fast Companies ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’ celebrates the most notable innovations of the year, and trace their impact on businesses, industries, and the larger culture.

The 50 Most Innovative Companies were curated from Fast Company's Top 10 lists, which recognise pioneering companies across 36 categories, from artificial intelligence to wellness. Fast Company editors, reporters, and contributors surveyed thousands of companies to create these lists.

‘An estimated 15% of all clothes and shoes churned out daily in the $3 trillion global fashion industry go unsold and are dumped in landfills or–worse–incinerated. London-based software company Unmade, combats overproduction by enabling clothing brands to offer shoppers customizable items that are unlikely to sit on shelves.’ Elizabeth Segran Fast Company

‘We are excited to be named in the top 50 of the world’s most innovative companies and no 2 in the style list by Fast Company.’ Said Hal Watts, Unmade Co-Founder and CEO. ‘Unmade was born out of a desire to reimagine both the design and manufacturing processes within the fashion industry, delivering state of the art technology to some of the most innovative fashion, lifestyle and sportswear brands in the world. We are delighted that Fast Company has recognised our efforts’

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About Fast Company

Fast Company is the world’s leading business media brand, with an editorial focus on innovation in technology, leadership, world changing ideas, creativity, and design. Written for and about the most progressive business leaders, Fast Company inspires readers to think expansively, lead with purpose, embrace change, and shape the future of business.

About Unmade

Unmade is a global fashion software company driving innovation through customisation and delivering an end-to-end digital solution for on-demand production at scale. The business, started by Hal Watts, Kirsty Emery and Ben Alun-Jones in 2014, was born out of a desire to reimagine both the design and manufacturing processes within the fashion industry, so brands only make what is actually sold, resulting in minimal waste. It then officially launched as Unmade in 2015, having previously been called Knyttan. The company was nominated for the LVMH Innovation Award at VivaTech in Paris, and in 2017, it won the Best Use of Innovation at the Drapers Digital Awards in London. Furthermore, Unmade was most recently named as one of the 100 best creatively led businesses in the UK by The Creative Industry Council, and in May 2018, it completed the Lafayette Plug and Play program as part of the renowned Plug and Play innovation accelerator. Pieces from Unmade are now a part of the permanent collections at both The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

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