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Sector: Luxury Goods, Eco-Fashion Region: Brazil Domicile: UK

Bottletop Fashion Company

Company Overview

Bottletop is an award-winning sustainable, luxury fashion company based in London with manufacturing in Brazil. It is a high-growth brand built on a sustainable social impact business model.

The Company creates innovative collections of luxury bags and accessories made from high quality, sustainably sourced and up-cycled  materials such as cans, bottle tops and zero-deforestation leather. Bottletop's ethical 'end-to-end' supply chain model supports local artisans in Emerging Markets, while its products are sold online and in stores worldwide including Selfridges (London) and Jeffrey (New York).

The company originated out of a collaboration with the luxury goods brand, Mulberry, and continues to raise its profile via collaborations with designers including Donna Karan and Narciso Rodriguez.

Bottletop also has a loyal following from brand influencers such as Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, Kofi Annan, Annie Lennox, Candice Swanepoel and Jessica Alba.

The company supports a Foundation that provides health education to youth and women in under served communities. 

Market Opportunity

Local workshops and manufacturers in Emerging Markets often cannot gain access to the more lucrative global markets or if they do they pay much of their margin away to global distributors.

There is a need for sustainable business models based on for-profit equitable partnerships with local communities that can harness local craftsmanship and are environmentally conscious.

Market Strategy

Bottletop’s current range of mid-to-high end luxury handbags and accessories are made in Brazil by local artisans (primarily women) using up-cycled materials sourced locally through an ethical supply chain.

Its sustainable social impact business rewards workers with transferrable skills as the business model revolves around training local partners.

Plans are underway to extend this model to other developing markets, including Nepal.

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Investment Highlights

Unique product lines: Signature materials elevated by contemporary designs have created distinctive product lines. Price point for the product range is from £95-£600
Market potential: Ethical and Eco consumerism are growing trends and the global luxury goods market is valued at €250bn
Revenue growth: Management estimates +77% 3-year CAGR to £12.4m; and is targeting breakeven and cash flow positive in FY2018/19
Use of proceeds from capital raise: Upgrade website and online store, investment in digital marketing, develop new products, open additional monobrand retail outlets and build core team

This exciting luxury brand has its roots in Mulberry. Its eco-friendly bags & accessories, sold globally, are made by local women artisans in Emerging Markets from sustainable & up-cycled materials.

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Expected timing:

Q1 2017

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