Isle of Wight
£42,089 Bridging the Gap Recipient - September 2013
Rapanui is an Award-Winning eco-fashion brand from the UK that makes organic cotton clothing in an ethically accredited, wind-powered factory. The company was founded by brothers Rob and Mart from the Isle of Wight, where Rapanui was founded in a garden shed. Rob and Mart decided to build a business that made a real contribution to sustainability.
The company requested funding to support the growth of the new business through the introduction of new products, expansion internationally through the use of e-commerce and expansion in retail operations.