Ziel offers on-demand activewear manufacturing to brands and influencers
A pair of new deals for Ziel could help boost the profile of the New York-based on-demand activewear manufacturer.
The start-up, a member of the XRC Labs accelerator program since January, participates in a demo day for the program Friday with an aim to raise a seed round that would help the company scale. Ziel has so far grown through a combination of bootstrapping as well as an undisclosed amount of angel funding. The company so far counts 10 clients with a worker count of seven.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"