XRC Innovator-In-Residence at NYFW

We’re #XRCproud for our Innovator-In-Residence, Tiffany Huang, being selected among the three emerging designers to display their patterns on nearly 40 million Pepsi Co’s premium water bottles during NYFW! Thanks to the strategic partnership between the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and LIFEWTR, these young up-and-comers will get access to mentorship and networking opportunities with retailers, editors, tastemakers …

Feather & Bone highlighted in Forbes

Our Feather & Bone was featured today in Forbes as one of the hottest skincare beauty companies from CosmoProf 2017 to watch! It is a holistic wellness company that sells unique beauty care solutions both through product and education. Their first product, Face Gems, is a 3 ingredient single use, portable tablet facial cleanser made from starch, fuller’s earth, and sandalwood, that reinvigorates and revives the …

XRC Cohort 4 companies selected by CFDA, Accessories Council

CFDA and Accessories Council just announced the top up-and-coming designers selected for the inaugural Elaine Gold Launch Pad business innovation program. The program focuses on assisting emerging designers who are in business from zero to three years, launch careers in apparel, accessories, jewelry or textiles and knitwear. Among the selected designers are our Lucy Jones, CEO of Ffora; and Ali Rose & …

CEO of Ffora at the MAD in NYC

Our Lucy Jones, CEO of Ffora, presents her disruptive work at the ‘fashion after Fashion’ exhibit at the MAD | Museum of Arts and Design in NYC. Co-curated by Parsons School of Design MAFS faculty Hazel Clark, Lucy’s work considers body types that would typically be left out of fashion practices and conversations. The exhibition will run until August 6, 2017. Read more. #fashionafterFashion

XRC Cohort 4 Feather & Bone on KTLA 5 Morning News

We are excited for our Feather & Bone to be featured on KTLA 5 News by celebrity skin care expert Elizabeth Kennedy. Watch the video. Keep your skin glowing from the inside out with Feather & Bone’s Face Gems! Have you tried them yet? Visit featherandboneco.com/ and buy your kit today. (Photo credits to KTLA 5 News)

WONDERMILE CEO helps launch fund dedicated to female-led startups

According to Techcrunch’s recent article, “women represent seven percent of the partner positions within the tech VC community.” This is what led the XFactor Ventures, a new $3M pre-seed/ seed fund, start looking to invest in 30 female-led startups. The fund is the brainchild of Anna Palmer, co-founder and CEO of our Cohort 4 WonderMile, along with Chip Hazard, Flybridge Capital general partner. …

Cohort 4 Feather & Bone at the Cosmoprof North America 2017

Our Cohort 4 Feather & Bone exhibited its one-step skincare solution that is disrupting the beauty industry at the Cosmoprof North America 2017 in Las Vegas. More than 33,000 attended to meet with 1,015 exhibitors from 39 countries. Eco-friendly and organic products were prevalent at Cosmoprof, and Feather & Bone couldn’t be but a part of it. Bringing your daily face wash routine in your …

XRC Cohort Companies Innovating Brick-and-Mortars

With more and more people choosing to shop online, major retailers have been filing for bankruptcy, closing stores and slashing jobs. Yet physical stores still occupy an important position in the shopping mix. This has prompted some speculation about where this leaves physical retail and how important omnichannel approach has become. As highlighted in Sourcing Journal, “XRC Labs startups, including Facenote, …

Cohort 4 Convey Could be Off-Price’s Next Competitor

According to Sourcing Journal’s, secondhand clothing has become the first choice for more shoppers, gaining momentum in the retail space. Convey from our fourth cohort is highlighted as one of the innovators in resale space that enables consumers to return and resell their gently-used apparel for brand credit. Read more.

FUNG GLOBAL RETAIL & COHORT 4 LAUNCH DAY REVIEW

Fung Global Retail & Technology attended our Cohort 4 Launch Reception and summarized the key takeaways of the evening. Our nine emerging startups participating in its fourth cohort provide retail solutions designed to improve the customer experience using artificial intelligence (AI), online platforms, facial recognition and on-demand ordering. More specifically, Pano Anthos, our Founder and Managing Director, announced that we …