Maker of high-end slippers enters administration

Thu, 03 Jan 2019 | ADMINISTRATION



With a reputation for minimalism, Mahabis, a Scandinavian-inspired brand and the maker of high-end slippers, has gone into administration.

The company has appointed administrators from KRE Corporate Recovery, ceasing trading while the administration is underway.

The company sold £1.5 million worth of slippers in its first year, £10 million in the second, and over £20 million last year.

Although the exact reasons for the collapse remain unknown, it seems when a brand rises to fame extremely quickly, there can be difficulties in using a direct-to-consumer model.

Launched four years ago, Mahabis has sold nearly a million pairs of slippers in over 100 countries.
In a statement on its website, the company said: “[B]ear with us as we do our best to work through the current circumstances.

“Unfortunately, we are very sorry to report that Mahabis Limited entered administration.

“We have, for the moment, ceased trading as the administrators take over the business. During the four years since we launched, we sold nearly a million pairs of slippers to customers in over 100 countries; we are all desperately disappointed at this outcome.”

Joining the growing number of direct-to-consumer brands, Mahabis heavily used social media platforms to market to customers and with the wide availability of contract manufacturers, was able to make new products quickly and take payments using cheap computing infrastructure.

Its founder, Ankur Shah, set out to build the “Nike of downtime” and his social media presence of the cosy-looking slippers with a distinctive yellow rubber gained wide popularity on Instagram and Facebook.

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