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For the past twelve weeks, eight growing fashion tech companies have been undergoing a rigorous program to develop their product with help from major retailers. The inaugural New York Fashion Tech Lab (NYFTL) has just come to a close, culminating in a Demo Day last Thursday, in which all eight pitched their revised business plan to an auditorium full of potential investors and retail heavyweights. Boston's Nineteenth Amendment was one of the chosen startups.
For those who aren't familiar, Nineteenth Amendment is "a crowdfunding marketplace for emerging fashion designers." In other words, the site introduces shoppers to brand new lines and gives them the opportunity to purchase limited runs of pieces made to order in the USA. Their beta site launched June 19th.
While it appears that the sites founder Amanda Curtis will be moving Nineteenth Amendment's operations to New York in the near future, we couldn't help but have home town pride when we saw Amanda and the team on CBS 'This Morning' talking about their NYFTL experience. (You can see the clip here.)
Nineteenth Amendment has also posted Amanda's full Demo Day presentation on their blog. The future of fashion is here, or at least in beta. Visit Nineteenth Amendment to sign up.—Janine Stafford
· All Nineteenth Amendment coverage [Racked Boston]
· Nineteenth Amendment [Official Site]
· New York Fashion Tech Lab [Official Site]