Urban Tailor a Bangalore based tailoring service has undisclosed amount of funding from Unitus Seed Fund. Former MD of Shoopers Stop and founder of TRRAIN, B.S. Nagesh also participated in this round. He will advise the company on its growth and strategy.
B. S. Nagesh said
“As a retailer I see two trends here – while offline and online sales of garments continues to be on the rise, I know that a big chunk of ready-made apparel doesn’t always fit the customer well. And the market for ready to stitch and fabric hasn’t dipped either. With both, I believe there is a huge opportunity and potential for Urban Tailor to become a branded, nation-wide, on-demand service for tailoring and alterations, that is reliable and of high quality.”
The funds will be used to increase the building tailor capacity to receives orders per day. It will also be used for expansion and to innovate its service offerings.
It was founded in March 2015 by Vasudevan T, Ashish Singhal and Lavanya Venkatraman. It is a professional, customised tailoring service for women which is available at a click of a button. It claims to have provided services to more than 20,000 customers with 52% repeat customers and a steady 40% month on month growth.
The orders are managed by aggregating a network of small, local tailoring units. It opts for a three step ordering and delivery process. First the customer have to choose the style and pattern, then places the order online. Its pick up service then collects the fabric and measurement of the garments from the customer’s doorstep. After that if the customer has any customization requirement, it is confirmed then package is sent for tailoring. Price range starts from Rs 400 and is delivered within 10 days.