Brands of Tomorrow helps aspiring British luxury companies of the future to fulfil their potential. These are brands with a turnover of under £4 million that will pioneer growth, export goods and services, create employment and drive innovation in luxury in the coming decades. Founded in 2007, Walpole’s Brands of Tomorrow has helped develop and nurture over 80 emerging luxury brands through a 12-month programme of networking and mentorship, and proudly seen them become leaders in their respective fields. Please click here to read the latest Brands of Tomorrow brochure.
Alumni from the programme include numerous success stories such as shoemakers Charlotte Olympia and Mr Hare; men’s leisurewear designers Orlebar Brown; jewellers Astley Clarke and Shaun Leane; and British watchmakers Bremont; as well as fashion brands Emilia Wickstead; Zoe Jordan; Osman and Goat. All of these companies have seen accelerated growth, international development and access to inspirational business leaders in the luxury community.
To be eligible, companies must have an annual turnover between £100,000 and £4 million, be a UK registered company, no older than 10 years and demonstrate the highest standards of quality, design and craftsmanship, together with an aspiration to develop into full Walpole members.
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Agi & Sam
Agi & Sam is a forward thinking fashion design studio examining the world through a truthful but humorous lens to create product with integrity and meaning. With a strong emphasis on entirely bespoke print and textiles, Agi & Sam believe that fashion should never be taken too seriously, whilst aiming to sit firmly in the middle of brands that fear creating something different, and those that push collections too far. Since the company’s inception Agi & Sam has been stocked in such prestigious stores as Joyce, 10 Corso Como, Dover Street Market, Mr Porter, Matches, Isetan and Galleria, and has been recipient to numerous awards including a British Fashion Award for emerging menswear and the GQ Man of the Year award for breakthrough designer of the year. Collaborations include Lacoste, Jaeger, Topman, Converse, UGG and Disney.