Runway Kit on Electric Runway: Start-up and Scale-up Your Swim or Active Wear Label
Kunal Amalean, one of our Co-Founders at Runway Kit, was recently featured in the Electric Runway Podcast hosted by Amanda Cosco.
During the episode, Kunal walks you through how Runway Kit helps to democratize the design to manufacturing process for fashion startups and entrepreneurs looking to produce swimwear or active wear collections at low MOQs.
For both Swimwear and Activewear, Runway Kit offers fashion designers and entrepreneurs the opportunity to manufacture their own designs or choose from curated white label ready designs, which they can customize and make their own.
You can listen to the full episode Start-up and Scale-up with Runway Kit below:
AC: For those who don’t know, who are you and what is Runway Kit ?
KA: My name is Kunal, and I am the co-founder of Runway Kit. Runway Kit is an all-in-one platform that provides you with everything you need to start your own swimwear or activewear collection. We empower fashion designers and apparel entrepreneurs by enabling them to streamline processes and manufacture ethical, sustainable collections in ways that are easy and accommodating for small to medium-sized businesses.
AC: As I understand it, Runway Kit falls under the larger umbrella of MAS. Can you please provide our audience with a brief background on MAS?
KA: MAS is the leading apparel manufacturer of intimate wear, activewear, and swimwear. We manage a portfolio of businesses with a revenue of $1.8 billion and 100,000 employees all over the world in 16 countries. We have more than 30 years of experience working with some of the most established brands. We are proud to be globally recognized for our ethical standards and sustainability initiatives. While we continue to help bring the most well-known labels to life, we realize the world is changing, which is why we created Runway Kit. Runway Kit was established to help democratize the design and manufacturing process.
AC: Now that we have a better understanding of MAS, can you tell us about who Runway Kit was built for and the specific problem it’s solving?
KA: Runway Kit was created with fashion designers and apparel entrepreneurs in mind. What we noticed was these business struggle to establish themselves in the marketplace because they’re competing against much bigger players. When you want to manufacture a product, many large factories will only work with you if you’re ordering 100,000 pieces or more. This is out of reach for a small startup, but with Runway Kit, we offer low MOQs (Minimum Order Quantities). Additionally, Runway Kit offers an intuitive, user-friendly digital platform that connects startups with manufacturers to help them make their fashion dreams come to life.