Bodi.Me is honoured won for the second consecutive year, the Best Application of Innovative Technology award from the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide (PCIAW).
The company is currently also a member of the MaRS Innovate UK advanced manufacturing cohort of British ventures looking to make a splash in the North American market.
Bodi.Me is a sustainable fashion fit company that specialises in made-to-order, made-to-fit clothing technology through its size and fit recommendation platform for fashion e-commerce and uniform companies. Its custom garment process allows companies quickly and cheaply to make small batches of quality clothing and production facilities closer to home. This reduces the cost and environmental impact of raw materials, energy and shipping, and delivers designs that fit better.
The Size-Me platform is designed for integration into any e-commerce platform and PLM, ERP, CRM platforms. It specifically considers each garment’s specifications, such as measurement, optimal fit and fabrics, and can work with multiple data sources, including 3D body scans.
As a member of the MaRS Innovate UK cohort, Bodi.Me will have access to specialised support to help grow its awareness and reach in the North American market. Through targeted workshops, advisory support and networking opportunities companies like Bodi.Me can find international partners and customers in Canada and the U.S.
“We are confident this program can accelerate the North American growth of UK startups as well as strengthen the manufacturing ecosystem here at home,” said Jason MacFarlane, VP, Venture Services Products at MaRS. “We want to extend the long history of partnership between Canada and the UK’s innovation economies.”
Bodi.Me’s technology was used by Incorporatewear, the official Commonwealth Games uniform supplier, to create 14,000 volunteer uniforms for the 2022 Birmingham Games, the first ever carbon-neutral international games. The company developed a custom algorithm capable of predicting the size needed for over 85,000 separate garments. The size prediction was based only on a few simple questions and produced the uniforms within budget and with no returns due to size.
Bodi.Me is a pioneer in clothing size and fit optimisation. Founded in 2014, our expertise and technology is based on years of research into the apparel sector and garment fit, and more than 350,000 3D body scans and models.
MaRS is North America’s largest urban innovation hub. A registered non-profit, MaRS supports high-growth startups and scale-ups tackling key issues in health, cleantech, fintech and other sectors. In addition, MaRS convenes all members of the tech ecosystem to drive breakthrough discoveries, grow the economy and make an impact by solving real problems for real people — in Canada and around the world.