The programme, now in its 16th year, offers a unique opportunity for carefully selected, early-stage luxury brands to receive a year of workshops and one-to-one training from the UK’s most experienced luxury executives, editors and editors. Founders It creates mutually beneficial relationships between established and up-and-coming luxury brands and individuals, ensuring the sector’s continued dynamism and prosperity, Walpole said in a press release.
Helen Brocklebank, CEO of Walpole, said: “Walpole’s Brands of Tomorrow program was launched with the aim of ensuring the long-term growth of the UK luxury sector by supporting and mentoring early-stage British luxury brands. Fast forward sixteen years and over 140 brands have benefited from the programme’s unique combination of mentoring, masterclasses and British luxury Immersion in the world. I’m incredibly excited to see the twelve who join us in 2023 follow in their footsteps.
UK luxury trade firm Walpole has named twelve emerging British luxury brands to join the Walpole Brands of Tomorrow 2023 mentorship programme, including garment brands Anglo-Italian and Navigre. Both brands thrive on creating authentic clothing with carefully sourced materials to last without harming the environment.
“During the selection process, I was impressed not only by the creativity and entrepreneurship of the Class of 2023 but also by their strong sense of purpose – without exception the defining philosophy was to do good by doing good. As we look to brands in the future, this is a fundamental principle. That tomorrow’s consumers prefer beautiful brands to buy, but they must be brands they can trust.”
Brands included in the program are given access to Walpole’s established membership of over 250 of Britain’s most prestigious luxury business and cultural institutions.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DP)