FOUNDERS: BEN ALUN-JONES, KIRSTY EMERY, HAL WATTS
INVESTMENT: 2015 - PRESENT
UNMADE is a revolutionary knitwear company co-founded by Ben Alun-Jones, Kirsty Emery and Hal Watts, a dynamic trio who met while studying at the Royal College of Art.
Combining their backgrounds in textiles and technology, UNMADE has created a software platform for industrial knitting machines, allowing consumers to design a garment from scratch and essentially 'print' knitwear on demand.
The fashion start-up was one of the first to be offered a co-working space at Somerset House in London, where a Christmas pop-up shop followed in November 2014, and their vibrant office in the building now houses three knitting machines and 22 staff.
UNMADE's first concept store opened in London's Covent Garden in November 2015.
ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
Ben is a designer and engineer with a background in defence technology and digital manufacturing. Hal is also a designer and engineer, but his background is in mechanical engineering and biomechanics. Kirsty is a freelance knitwear designer with a BA (Hons) from Chelsea College of Art & Design and an MA from the Royal Collage of Art.Natalie began her career as a journalist and fashion editor, working at Women’s Wear Daily, W and, later, at Tatler. In 2000, she left journalism to found Net-A-Porter, and the group is now a highly successful and profitable global business, employing over 2,500 people.
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