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Material Wrld

Material Wrld is the ultimate online destination to discover shoppable personal closets, aimed to disrupt the global fashion resale market.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Fashion
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
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Company Summary

Material Wrld is an exclusive and curated online fashion community for shoppable personal closets, aimed to disrupt the global fashion resale market by covering the full lifecycle of shopping. Instead of being a transaction-focused marketplace, Material Wrld engages fashion enthusiasts with a showcase layer to “humble brag” favorite (not-for-sale) purchases, gain influence on the site, and maximize opportunities when they want to sell items.


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    Rie Yano

    Born in Japan and raised in Mexico, Canada and the US, Rie Yano is an internationally-educated Japanese entrepreneur with experience in the digital marketing/PR and e-commerce space. Formerly a Spokesperson and head of global PR for Mitsubishi Corporation, she launched a design crowd-sourcing site while attending Harvard Business School and worked in the Digital Media Marketing Department at Coach before co-founding Material Wrld in 2012.

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    Jie Zheng

    Born in China and raised in the US, Jie Zheng is an operations and eCommerce professional. Prior to attending Harvard Business School, she worked in operations management at distribution company McMaster-Carr, and interned at and Sears Holding during school. Post-HBS, she launched Ralph Lauren’s first International e-commerce site in Europe and most recently worked in International eCommerce at J.Crew before co-founding Material Wrld.