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AJIO introduces AJIOGRAM to empower 100 fashion startups from India

It includes exclusive homegrown D2C brands across men's and women’s clothing, footwear and accessories.

E-tailer AJIO, today announced the launch of AJIOGRAM, a D2C-focussed content-driven interactive e-commerce platform. With this initiative, the e-tailer aims to empower Indian fashion startups that are challenging the norms with their vision and innovative products. It can be easily accessed by switching stores within the AJIO app.

It also aims to onboard 200 exclusive homegrown D2C brands by next year to offer customers a wide range of options from streetwear to fast, artisanal, minimalistic, quiet luxury, slow and sustainable fashion.

Commenting on the launch, Vineeth Nair, CEO, AJIO, says, “The emerging new generation of shoppers seek more than just a product from the brand; they seek a vision and a purpose. Over the past few years, the Indian D2C revolution has produced numerous brands that have aced innovative and mindful fashion. AJIOGRAM will bring these brands under one umbrella, helping them scale and accelerate their growth while leveraging AJIO’s seamless shopping experience. With this initiative, we aim to empower the next 100 fashion startups to emerge from India.”

Pallavi Desai, co-founder, Creatures of Habit, notes, “As a young, content-driven startup, we haven’t listed on a marketplace till now since we had no space to tell our story. We decided to partner with AJIO because they give the brands a canvas to communicate with customers through the content they are creating, helping put the products in context and making it easier to connect and communicate with customers.”

Top brands available exclusively on AJIOGRAM include Urban Monkey, Supervek, Quirksmith, KRÁ Life, Creatures of Habit, Cecil, Truser, Fancypants, MIDNIGHT ANGELS BY PC, Monks of Method, Crafts and Glory among others.

Nikunj Lotia, popularly known as BeYouNick, Youtuber and founder of KRÁ Life, says, "I am delighted to be launching my brand KRÁ on AJIOGRAM. As an artist and founder of a homegrown streetwear brand, I'm awestruck at how the team has carefully curated the platform, showcasing some noteworthy brands, and providing a space for emerging fashion entrepreneurs to connect with customers directly. The user experience on AJIOGRAM epitomises the content-consumption ecosystem I am a part of, and I am confident that the customer will fall in love with this fresh format for discovering new products!"

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