Anact is a sustainable CPG brand that is solving our customers' problems of mildewy towels by providing a hemp towel that naturally resists the growth of bacteria to a $25B TAM. But that’s just the beginning. We’re building what we would like to describe if Patagonia and Tesla had a baby type of brand that is more than just CPG.
Our vision is to reintroduce hemp textile manufacturing back into the United States to create circular and closed looped vertical textile infrastructure to sell to a $1T market. Picture being able to go to farms and see hemp that is being grown by farmers and then processed in a factory next to Tesla and distributed to local markets. That’s what we’re creating and what we were recently interviewed for in Texas Monthly. This is imperative that we build because China produces more than half of global textiles.
Anact currently sells DTC and wholesale. We have sold $600K+ since the inception of the business in April 2020. We currently have enough inventory on hand to hit the $1M sales milestone. We are growing on our Shopify channel (we rank #1 on Google for hemp towels), Amazon (we’re Amazon’s Choice), and wholesale (boutique hotels, spas, gyms, yoga studios, and specialty retail). We are launching on Target.com and Wayfair this month. We are currently fundraising to secure capital to make several strategic key hires to the $1M sales milestone. The strategic hires that we want to make is a PR firm that represents TOMs shoes, Yeezy, Stance Socks, and Futurestitch, a company that recently launched a domestic manufacturing plant for textiles in Dallas, TX.
In 2024-2025, we’d like to open a physical space that has a juice bar that we can work from and use as a storefront + event space + co-working space to better connect and share the pulse of the brand here in Austin, TX. Anact was founded in 2018 by Brianna Kilcullen, a veteran of the apparel industry who ran supply chain and sustainability programs at Under Armour, prAna, and Columbia Sportswear.
Anact was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2019 and launched online during the height of the pandemic in 2020 out of Jacksonville, Florida. Anact towels are currently sold throughout the United States and more than 10+ countries around the world.
Anact’s values are based on the idea that simple acts make a positive impact on the world around you. Anact's acts are to disrupt the textile industry through education while also pushing to innovate and automate the hemp textile supply chain in the markets they serve.
Anact believes in closing the loop of the supply chain by creating products that are made to last and can be repurposed once their original use is complete. Anact wants to disrupt the textile industry in every facet of what they do by not only creating a beautiful and useful product that gives back to the farmers, garment workers, and customers but is also sustainable without any sacrifice. Each product comes with an impact score that is provided by Greenstory.