SAINT LOUIS, Mo — St. Louis based, global apparel design and manufacturing company, Stars Design Group, is partnering with Silicon Valley tech startup, Silq to improve transparency and visibility in the global supply chain.
Silq recently made headlines for its $17.6 million Series A fundraise, co-led by F-Prime Capital and Flexport Ventures. The proprietary platform is the first to connect all stakeholders in the supply chain, providing up to date details on production through proprietary software.
As a leader in the fashion industry, Stars Design Group is uniquely positioned to assist in the development of innovative new technologies. Nearly a decade ago, the company adopted digital design workflows which integrate into new innovations. Currently 17% of the industry uses these solutions.
Silq’s system is a people based solution paired with technology. Experts on factory floors monitor manufacturing activities, advance production and gather data for Silq’s platform, all of which, provides accurate updates to clients, suppliers, and freight companies for supply chain transparency.
“Silq’s boots on the ground teams in Asia fortifies a brands relationship with their factories and achieve guaranteed landed cost outcomes. This partnership with Stars Design Group brings their decades of experience in helping us understand how the best in the industry operate.” says Silq CEO & Founder, Ram Radhakrishnan.
Currently Silq operates in factories located in China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Vietnam, and India. Stars Design Group team members at the company’s two India offices are also providing valuable assistance to develop the platform from inside the factories.
Stars Design Group CEO, Bret Schnitker, says the companies visions align, “Silq embodies the same values as Stars Design Group, combining talent with technology and connecting the world. We are so happy to partner with them to develop this innovative solution to improve the fashion industry.”
About Stars Design Group
SDG is a global apparel design and manufacturing company leading the fashion industry by combining talent and technology to create innovative solutions for brand partners. Established in 1993, Stars Design Group is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and utilizes a global network of 67 hand selected, socially compliant factories in 14 countries for manufacturing.
Watch Stars Design Group’s podcast interview with Silq CEO & Founder, Ram Radhakrishnan here.