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Digital repair platform The Seam raises £250,000 investment to expand its business

Camilla Rydzek
15 December 2021

Digital platform The Seam, which offers easier access to clothing care and repair services, has raised a £250,000 pre-seed round investment with Jenson Funding Partners being lead investor.

The funding will allow the business to increase the speed of its product offering, scale up the team and expand into other regions.

The Seam was founded by Layla Sargent and aims to connect consumers and tailors to reduce waste and give clothing a longer lease on life.

The business has an online network of over 700 makers across Greater London.

Layla Sargent, Founder and CEO of The Seam, said: “Now more than ever it’s important to change consumers’ relationship with the clothes they own. The environmental impact of fast fashion hasn’t gone unnoticed and major brands are under pressure to offer a more sustainable solution to the industry.

"The Seam not only allows wearers to have a deeper connection with the clothes they own but also allows individuals to reduce their impact on fashion waste through maintaining their wardrobe – repairing, rather than discarding the items they own. This funding round will allow The Seam to grow and offer even more consumers its services across the UK.”

Jeffrey Faustin, CIO of Jenson Funding Partners commented: “We are always on the search for innovative businesses led by passionate and driven founders like Layla. Layla has identified an original idea for the market, fusing the traditional area of alterations with digital and tapping into the importance of sustainability and reducing waste with great commercial potential. We look forward to seeing how The Seam continues to grow.”.

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