Vertical Impact

Delivering transformative solutions and growth to the retail industry

Leading, global brands and retail manufacturers are well positioned to leverage emerging technologies to launch new products and advance operations across the apparel value chain. The Vertical Impact Studio, a partnership between Vertical Partners and Newlab, works with industry leaders to merge their corporate strategies with market leading technologies to achieve greater efficiencies, expand product lines, deliver enhanced customer experiences, and create opportunities for strategic investment and growth.

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Corporate partners play a vital role in the success and impact of our Innovation Studios. Joining the Vertical Impact Studio is a unique avenue to collaborate with top entrepreneurs from across the globe, solve your most pressing business challenges, and invest in outcomes that catalyze growth.
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Focus Areas
Advanced Materials

New textile materials and functionalizations that are a paradigm shift for sustainability and closed loop manufacturing or elevate the human experience, such as protective mechanisms or health monitoring.


An increased use of robotics and widely available sensors are driving widespread adoption of automation, cobots and other robotic technology across factory and retail environments.

Sensors & IoT

Sensor deployments that make every machine and product smart and connected. Generating new data that will fuel the future of manufacturing and work.

AI & Machine Learning

Personalization, predictive analytics, and customized consumer engagement are enabled with advances in AI along with demand planning and efficiency gains in supply chain and plant floor operations.

About Vertical Partners

Vertical Partners is a leading LATAM investment group that builds and capitalizes strategic partnerships to advance the future of manufacturing and retail. Beyond being an investment vehicle, Vertical Partners is an ally in knowledge, experience, and strategic solutions that seek to recognize the potential of technology in the Colombia/LATAM industry and identify new opportunities and strategic partners.


LEONISA is a global company with over 65 years of experience in women and men underwear, shapewear, swimwear, outerwear and sportswear manufacturing. As a vertically integrated family business, it has managed to become the number 1 brand in LATAM and has a direct presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, making it an important retailer and commercial platform worldwide.

Besides the vertical integration, which allowed LEONISA to evolve to become a customer centric company, it is a well established digital multi-brand, multi-channel and multi-category business. With state-of-the-art technology and exclusive machinery, LEONISA manufactures 90% of its supplies and 100% of its products to guarantee the highest quality.

LEONISA is pioneering the digital transformation and tech adoption in its industry, while leveraging this to become 100% environmentally responsible. LEONISA is a socially inclusive global brand, committed to sustainability.

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