The innovative approach to kids clothing taken by North Carolina textile company Lolly Wolly Doodle has begun to generate a fairly significant buzz. As noted in the Wall Street Journal, "At a time when major retailers grapple with the fallout from outsourcing apparel manufacturing to developing countries, a small, rapidly growing children’s apparel upstart is proving that clothing can be made locally and at scale, by leveraging technology such as Facebook and the concept of just-in-time manufacturing."
This buzz has led to a $20 million investment in Lolly Wolly Doodle from Revolution Growth, a fund led by Steve Case. Speaking to the WSJ, Case cited how impressed he was by the company's innovative business model: "The money they save by eliminating the inventory risk is pretty significant. This has the potential to be a billion-dollar company."
Want to get your innovative business model in front of Steve Case and other industry leaders? Then attend SXSW V2V, scheduled August 11-14 in Las Vegas. Focused primarily on innovators, entrepreneurs and startups, SXSW V2V provides a great forum to meet the people who can take your career to the next level.
Steve Case will keynote at SXSW V2V on Tuesday, August 13, while Tony Hsieh of the Downtown Project will keynote on Monday, August 12. Stay tuned to the SXSW V2V website for more information on the Wednesday, August 13 keynote at this exciting inaugural event.