Showpo | Online fashion ending poverty
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Showpo is one of Australia’s fastest growing online fashion retailers, based on the sunny shores of Sydney, Australia!
The team of over 120 work hard to bring girls all over the world a fun shopping experience, while being industry leaders in marketing, data, tech, creative and customer happiness.
Jane Lu founded Showpo back in 2010 from her parents’ garage. Jane previously worked in accounting and corporate finance, but after returning from a year abroad, was inspired to ditch the “cubicle life”, so she quit her job to start her own business.
With so much enthusiasm for entrepreneurship, she set off to start her first business, which failed spectacularly. However, Jane was undeterred and got right back on the horse, starting the online fashion brand, Showpo the following month.
What started off with a laptop and two shelves of clothing is now an online global fashion empire, shipping to 80 countries. Through being disruptive in the retail space and capitalising on the use of social media, Showpo now boasts a cult social following of over 3.5 million.
Jane is a keynote speaker, is heavily involved in Australia’s startup scene and has been nominated for numerous awards, taking the title of Cosmopolitan’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015 and Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia in 2016.
Over the past four years Showpo has been supporting charities through their annual charity sample sale, where they have the opportunity to work closely with non-profit organisations towards a more positive future.
Showpo x The Hunger Project
Showpo has been working closely with the non-profit organisation The Hunger Project to help raise funds and awareness for the movement towards ending hunger and poverty.
“A world where every woman, man and child leads a healthy, fulfilling life of self-reliance and dignity.” - The Hunger Project Australia
Showpo sells samples, which have only been worn for brief periods of time shooting, and donate ALL OF THE PROCEEDS to The Hunger Project Australia!
How does Showpo align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs)?
Showpo aligns with the following UNSDGs
How can people contact Showpo?
Visit the Showpo website to get in touch with Jane and her team. Click the image to go to the contact page or use any of the contact details below.