fbpx
Image via Neiwai
Written by: Hana El-Sharabasy

Upcoming chinese lingerie brand has recently gained mass media attention when they received $100million in series D investments from The Carlyle Group. This is the third time Neiwai has received such a large investment, the other two being in 2019 and 2017. Pronounced nay-why and meaning ‘inside and out’ the company is soon set to be everyone’s go-to.

Image via Pinterest

Their Origin Story

The brand was started by business partners and couple Jiang Li and Xiaolu Liu in 2012. Liu’s business background and history in the women’s intimate industry encouraged her to create the product that the industry was missing. Liu received her masters degree in business from Washington University after completing her undergraduate study at the University of Hong Kong. Her partner, Li, is often described as a ‘serial entrepreneur’ given his history. After receiving a PhD in biology from Columbia University, he started a string of seemingly unrelated businesses before landing in pharmaceuticals. The brand started small, with just over $1000 in a tiny rental studio in Shanghai. Both her mother and grandmother had history with the womens underwear industry, having managed Shanghai’s first underwear textile industry.

Demand in the Industry

Liu noticed a disconnect from manufacturer to consumer that meant women were not getting the underwear they needed. Her product, created by women for women, is just what the market was missing. One of her biggest inspirations was an elderly woman she had met during her study in New York, who had expressed her loyalty to a dutch Swiss underwear brand she had been wearing almost her entire life. Liu thought all women should be able to find a fit so perfect that they could wear it everyday, and that’s what she is doing for her customers.

Comfort Over Style

The brand puts heavy focus on product innovation to create the perfect product that fits well, looks good, feels good, and lasts long. Their secret to this is time spent on product development and research. With their team of heavily experienced designers from top worldwide institutions, they invest their time in creating the perfect garment. This aspect is what puts them ahead of their competitors, who tend to cut corners wherever possible. In the underwear hub of Shanghai, Liu has said that competition does not scare her because her brand goes above and beyond. Their loyal customer base is what drives their brand, not competitors. 

 

Compared to their peers, Neiwei puts forth a progressive attitude with their displays of women of different body types, and varying skin tones. The brand falls in line with many young consumers who are prioritizing comfort and quality over aesthetics. This is especially true for their revolutionary wireless bra, that even comes in half sizes to guarantee a perfect fit. Their extreme comfort has garnered extreme brand loyalty, with some customers who say they can’t go back after feeling a pair of Neiwei underwear.

Image via LingerieBriefs

Neiwei worldwide

This third investment will take the brand to the next level, and hopefully broaden their global presence. With an annual growth of 260% the brand is on its way to a big boom, especially with investors monetary support. The brand currently has 160 locations but hopes to reach 200 by the end of this year.

Via ÀLA.HAUSSE‘s Multi-functional and Multi-purposeful Fashion Ecosystem- BUY/SELL/RENT/LEND/ (swap BETA 2021) mobile application, INDIVIDUALS & brands (BETA 2021) are encouraged to REBUY, RESELL, REUSE and UP-CYCLE their personal “Closets” aka Clothing Assets, along with overstock inventory and samples. Through this consumerism habit shift we indirectly slow down the urgency on fashion’s carbon footprint, aiding sustainability as a whole.

BETA Early Access Application Now Opens SS21 iOS Android 

with Stories on www.alahausse.ca

#ALAHAUSSE #WEARYOURPURPOSE #HAUSSEPEOPLE

References:

Follow us for all your fashion needs!

LOOK GOOD, FEEL GOOD
August 11, 2021

Brand Spotlight: Lingerie Brand Neiwai Faces Rapid Growth With Their Diversity Campaign

Image via Neiwai Written by: Hana El-Sharabasy Upcoming chinese lingerie brand has recently gained mass media attention when they received $100million in series D investments from […]
August 10, 2021

The newcomers of VR and Digital NFT Fashion Technology

Gif via IncMagazine Written by: Zeinab Magdi NFTs and virtual fashion technology have made a remarkable impression on the fashion world, with many designers calling 2021 […]
August 10, 2021

Taoism Alignment with our #HAUSSEPEOPLE Manifesto

Image via Anchalproject Written by: Hana El-Sharabasy The Taoism religion emerged in prehistoric China and has played an influential role in the country’s history. The religion […]
August 10, 2021

Natural Fibre Series: How sustainable is Hemp fabric?

Image via consciouslifeandstyle Written by: Zeinab Magdi   When you think of sustainable fabrics, do you think of hemp? Most people think of cotton, even though […]
August 10, 2021

Eco Burial Fashion: How designers innovate clothing to be 100% biodegradable

Gif via HungerTV Written by Zeinab Magdi Have you ever thought about the last outfit you will ever wear? We may think that our effect on […]
August 9, 2021

The Newcomers of AI Technology in Fashion

Gif via Metro Written by Zeinab Magdi Artificial Intelligence (AI) has swept into the fashion world, with designers and brands using AI technologies to improve their […]
August 7, 2021

Purchasing Denim For its Quality and Longevity

Gif via IsabellaSaline Written by: Alessa Morjaria Denim is every fashionista’s best friend. But when shopping for jeans, quality is critical. Everyone should be buying jeans […]
August 6, 2021

10 Ethical & Sustainable Jewelry Brands to be aware of

Image via Maquette Written by: Zeinab Magdi When it comes to sustainable clothing, there’s a lot of talk about the environmental and ethical impacts of different […]
August 3, 2021

Jasna Rok’s Humanizing Technology: (RE)CONNECT

Image via NextNatureNetwork Written by Danté Lusson The thing about technology in fashion is that it comes in all forms, shapes, and sizes. It may mean […]