NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Burch Creative Capital, the expression of American entrepreneur Christopher Burch's pioneering values and vision for new market opportunities, continues to expand its founder's portfolio of consumer brands. The firm has facilitated investments in men's and women's apparel and accessories, pre-fab homes, and organic specialty snack foods, furthering Burch's mission to introduce businesses with disruptive ideas that have a direct, positive and lasting impact on consumers' lives.
An active investor across a wide range of industries for over thirty years, Burch and his team invent and attract opportunities by applying imagination, creativity, incubation, support and scale, leading to progressive brands and businesses. New and follow-on investments in 2015 include:
BaubleBar The first fast fashion brand in jewelry, BaubleBar was founded in 2011 by Daniella Yacobovsky and Amy Jain while at business school. In just over four years, BaubleBar has become the first one-stop retailer for on-trend fashion jewelry, redefining the global accessories market and bringing sparkle to women all across the world. www.baublebar.com
ED by Ellen ED is Ellen DeGeneres' new American lifestyle brand inspired by her iconic style, values and personality. With a passion for interior design, architecture and fashion, Ellen brings her unique vision to this beautifully designed, high quality collection of women's apparel, accessories and decorative home. Most recently, ED partnered with Bergdorf Goodman for an exclusive capsule collection. www.EDbyEllen.com
Chubbies Chubbies Shorts is a lifestyle e-commerce brand based in San Francisco, California that produces clothing and content built for the weekend. Originally selling only short shorts for men, the company has since expanded its offerings to include swim trunks, Hawaiian shirts and half-zip sweatshirts – all produced domestically. In addition to clothing, Chubbies places a heavy emphasis on the creation of original content and boasts an active and dedicated social community of approximately 1.8 million "chubsters." The Weekend has Arrived. www.chubbiesshorts.com
Soludos Soludos celebrates the spirit of summer year round with classic, rope-soled espadrilles in a variety of patterns and colors for men, women and children. Founded in New York City by Nick Brown, the traditional Mediterranean shoe is inspired by his childhood holidays on the Spanish coast. www.soludos.com
Cocoon9 With a passion for the combination of high design and smart technology, Christopher Burch launched Cocoon9, pre-fab plug-and-play contemporary homes with quality construction, sophisticated finishes, and energy efficiencies in a tiny, comfortable layout. As a primary residence, guest cottage, pool house, or home office, as well as lifestyle communities and resorts, three models are available and can be delivered on-site in four months. www.cocoon9.com
Brad's Raw Foods Brad's Raw Foods passionately creates clean whole-food snacks and innovates the healthiest foods that taste great. Brad's snacks are made from fresh vegetables, fruits, sprouted seeds, spices and other raw food ingredients that are air-crisped under low heat preserving the potency and bio-availability of nutrients, enzymes, and antioxidants. The Company's Crunchy Kale, Broccoli, and Chips are sold in established grocers and specialty retailers throughout the country. Bringing you Ridiculously Amazing Delicious Snacks Direct from the Farm!www.bradsrawchips.com
Little Ducks Organics Little Ducks Organics makes real food, for real health, that is fun for everyone to eat. The Company is fiercely committed to innovating unique products and packaging to provide nutrient dense foods that taste amazing. All products are free of preservatives, additives, and never added sugar or filler. Little Duck offers freeze-dried fruits, vegetables, and yogurts that preserve enzymes and nutrients, ancient grain cereal, and the first probiotic fruit and vegetable gummy. Clean Foods – Great Taste – True Health!www.littleduckorganics.com
In addition to his recent partnerships and investments, in July 2015 the C. Wonder brand of women's apparel, accessories, and home decor, launched by Christopher Burch in 2011, was purchased by Xcel Brands, further expanding to delight the C. Wonder customer globally.