At meepl, we are committed to change the way the apparel industry of the future operates. Our goal is to enhance the customer journey of online shoppers by uniting state-of-the-art technology with customer needs. This goes hand in hand with our strive for achieving more sustainability within the fashion industry. Ultimately, the common goal of all our solutions is to enable our corporate customers to better serve their end customers.
To make this possible, we use state-of-the-art technologies to build our solutions. Our origins as a team of engineers out of the ETH in Zurich has given us a 'technology-first' approach to developing our products. We believe our future is realized through the hard work of our visual computing, computer graphics and AI specialists, where we are constantly looking for innovation, but to make that innovation robust.
"We enable everyone to connect to the world through their virtual body."
Ferdinand Metzler, Founder & CEO
Our origin story
meepl was founded in June 2015 by a team of ETH engineers based in Zurich. Our CEO, Ferdinand, had just spent an exchange semester in Hong Kong where he discovered the issues plaguing the apparel industry; high return rates, inconsistent sizing methods, lack of knowledge of the customer experience. After returning home, he united a small team of engineers and started the development of what would later become the foundation of our meepl body scan technology.
From these humble beginnings, we are now a 30 person-strong team in our Zurich headquarter, with an additional 5 R&D team in Lausanne, Switzerland. Our R&D team consists of experts in the field of artificial intelligence, deep neural networks, visual computing, computer graphics and fabric simulation. It is these people that push forward the development of our innovative technologies and make us the company we are today.
A sustainable, personal fashion ecosystem
The fashion industry in itself is broken. Poorly digitized value chains, no industry-wide (or sometimes even within a brand) sizing standards and overproduction result in inefficiencies, a mismatch between clothing supply & demand and therefore unsustainable processes. Furthermore, consumers demand traditional retail channels to innovate while at the same time they are longing for novel online shopping experiences. To address these industry challenges and to meet consumer needs, the use of new technologies are playing a central role.
Hence, meepl has developed a 3D body data platform that end-to-end connects fashion consumers with brands & retailers, with the aim of becoming a central element of tomorrow's fashion industry. With meepl, brands can innovate their business models and embrace digital solutions to offer sustainable, personalized shopping experiences to address changing consumer behaviors.