Apparis, a NYC-based vegan fashion brand, closed a $3m in seed funding round.
This round was led by Third Kind Venture Capital, with a major investment from Exor Seeds, the venture fund affiliated with the Agnelli family. Several angel investors participated in the round, among them Karlie Kloss (supermodel and entrepreneur), Francesco Carozzini (Italian director and photographer), and Cam Newton (MVP New England Patriot Quarterback and fervent vegan).
The funding aims to support Apparis’ plans to establish a digital direct to consumer strategy and to continue to grow the business in the US and internationally.
Founded in 2016 by Amelie Brick, previously a Louis Vuitton business manager, and Lauren Nouchi, ex-Saint Laurent merchandise, Apparis offers cruelty-free outerwear. The label is now available at over 500 stores in the US and in 20 countries, and recently expanded to include vegan leather, vegan knitwear, accessories, and homewear.
This year, the company will announce a handful of high-profile brand collaborations.