How 3 MIT Grads Launched Innovative New Fashion Brand with a $400K Kickstarter

 

 

Aman Advani is the Co-Founder and CEO of Ministry of Supply; a company he launched on Kickstarter
with fellow MIT classmates that sells clothing using new generation materials. Since launching in 2015,

they’ve shipped several hundred thousand orders and have seven retail locations around the United
States.


In this episode, we talk about some of the challenges that come with launching a new clothing brand; e-
commerce, manufacturing, leading a team, retail commerce, and more.

 

  • How Aman Raised the Largest Amount on Kickstarter for a Fashion Product at the Time Without
  • Previous Fashion or Kickstarter Experience
  • What led Aman to Believe He Could Enter a Well-Established Market and Create Something New and
  • Unique
  • Would Aman Use Kickstarter if He Were Going to Start His Business Again Today?
  • Why Some Businesses and Projects Fail Even After a Successful Kickstarter Campaign
  • Aman’s Thoughts on What it’s Been Like Founding and Building a Company with Classmates
  • Aman’s Strategy for How Much Focus They’re Placing on Retail Locations Versus E-Commerce
  • How Arman’s Found His Leadership Stride as a CEO
  • Why They Decided to Take on Investors and What That Experience Has Been Like
  • The Factors They Consider When Deciding to Work with a New Manufacturer
  • The Future of Ministry of Supply
  • Who Aman Thanks for His Success

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