Walpole, the industry body for the UK luxury sector, has released its coveted list of the 2020 Brands of Tomorrow, representing the next generation of luxury businesses.
The Brands of Tomorrow programme was launched in 2007 to support the future of the industry and provide a platform for emerging UK luxury talent. Alumni brands include success stories such as Orlebar Brown, Bremont, Emilia Wickstead and Miller Harris, among others. The 2020 brands chosen span multiple sectors, from jewellery to textiles, fashion and furniture.
The 2020 Brands of Tomorrow
- Anabela Chan – Sustainable jewellery
- Anatome – London-based Apothecary
- Araminta Campbell – Luxury Scottish textiles
- Country of Origin – Premium English knitwear
- Dai – Tailored womenswear
- Hedoine – Ladder-resistant Tights
- Matthew Cox – Made-to-measure furniture (pictured, top)
- Pepa & Company – Children’s clothing boutique
- Ruuby – At-home beauty booking service
- Shackleton – High-performance outerwear
- Simpsons Wine Estate – Wine producer from Kent
- Suitcase Magazine – Luxury travel magazine
As part of the programme, the brands will be supported over the next 12 months with practical workshops on key business development topics and will have access to Walpole’s industry network. They will be paired with mentors in senior leadership positions from across the luxury sector and program partner Mishcon de Reya will also provide each of the brands with a legal mentor.