Sunday's Globe column focused on the Boston area start-ups that are offering customized products, from t-shirts to diamond rings to stiletto heels.
Here's my list of every customization-oriented company in the Boston area.
- Ball and Buck
Customized organic t-shirts.
- Blank Label
Suits and shirts targeted to young men.
- Fashion Playtes (still in beta)
Apparel and accessories for "tween" girls. Funded by Launch Capital and New Atlantic Ventures.
- NetVirta (still in stealth mode)
Stitching together digital photos to create a 3-D model of the body, for fit customization.
- 9tailors (still in beta)
Shirts for men and women (and soon, dresses).
- Paragon Lake
Customized jewelry, sold through brick-and-mortar jewelry retailers. Funded by Highland Capital Partners and Canaan Partners.
- Sole Envie (still in beta)
- Spreadshirt (German company with US headquarters in Boston)
- True Jeans
Not a pure customization play, but aims to help connect you with the best-fitting off-the-rack designer jeans for you, based on your measurements and body shape.
Know of others? Do add them in the comments...
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About Scott Kirsner Scott Kirsner was part of the team that launched Boston.com in 1995, and has been writing a column for the Globe since 2000. His work has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, and Variety. Scott is also the author of the books "Fans, Friends & Followers" and "Inventing the Movies," was the editor of "The Convergence Guide: Life Sciences in New England," and was a contributor to "The Good City: Writers Explore 21st Century Boston." Scott also helps organize several local events on entrepreneurship, including the Nantucket Conference and Future Forward. Here's some background on how Scott decides what to cover, and how to pitch him a story idea.
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