Saturday, 30 November 2013

Marwood CFE Award / Pembroke

Marwood won an award!

Re-posted from CFE website...


Six months, ten businesses, two winners. It’s been a very exciting journey for all of us on our Building Brand Equity programme. Especially so, for our10 finalists who have worked very hard on their business plans with expert mentors from Angel Capital Innovations. We culminated the programme last night with a final event at The Hospital Club, where the 10 finalists pitched in front of Angel investors and a panel of judges. The two winners are:  
Katie Rowland who won ‘The CFE – Venrex Investment Readiness Award’ for the ‘business most likely to succeed’
Becky French of Marwood, who won ‘The CFE – Pembroke Emerging Designer Award’ for the ‘Best Pitch’.
Both Katie and Becky are CFE alumni on the Pioneer and Market Entry programmes respectively. The designers were extremely thrilled to win the cash prizes and secure additional mentoring with Investment experts.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

A photo album from Tokyo

At the end of last month we were part of the UKTI 's GREAT WEEK Japan. Along with other British designers such as Matthew Miller, Sibling, Alice Made This, Moody & Farrell, Bottletop and Olivia Von Halle among others we took our wares to Tokyo for a week long visit. We showed our collections to buyers and press for two days in La Foret Gallery and then managed to check out the local shops including Dover Street Market Ginza, Tomorrowland, Edifice, SuperAMarket, Beams International and the most amazing bookshop that could have entertained for months on end - the  Daikanyama T-Site
Here are some snaps from the trip...
Dover Street Market GINZA - bringing the outdoors in. 
 Eloise from Moody & Farrell in one of her hat creations travelling on the ever efficient Tokyo underground. 
 Marwood's display as part of the UKTI mission - a mix of seasons to give a taste of what we do. 
Our first Japanese stockist was Tomorrowland who bought the first collection from us in AW11 and have bought every season since. We are proud to be a part of their beautiful store. 
 Marwood mohair socks in BEAMS international...
 Street style
 Another Marwood stockist - Edifice
Edifice's in-store display
 The lovely crew 
 Airport displays - #logospotting