Global Display pitch their eco mannequin on TV
...a beautiful way to reduce carbon emissions.
Alan Pegram, Managing Director of Global Display will present the innovative Eco Mannequin on BBC’s Dragons’ Den seeking investment for their product, which they hope will revolutionise the world of mannequins.
Sustainability has been a focus for retailers and their merchandise for many years, but up until now this has not been reflected in their in-store visual merchandising equipment and mannequins – something which Global Display are looking to change.
With major retailers having upwards of 200 mannequins per store there is a clear need for retailers to act to improve the impact on the environment which these products can have both before, during and after their lifetime usage in retail interiors.
Alan will be facing the tough dragons seeking investment for the patented solution which could replace fibreglass as a manufacturing process.
“This started out as a bucket list aspiration but after we went through the application process we started to realise just what a great opportunity this was to gain full recognition for the hard work we have done in developing an eco-friendly mannequin and to showcase the importance of the VM industry in Retail. It felt right to share this with the world with the opportunity to turn it into a profitable business” Alan Pegram, MD Global Display
Tune in to find out how Alan got on in the den, and discover more about this sustainable solution on BBC TWO, Sunday 8th October at 8pm .