Neons Fashion LLP (B): The Setbacks
Neons Fashion LLP was the entrepreneurial venture of Arthi Ramalingam after she completed her MBA. Arthi had been interested in jewellery since childhood and decided to focus on the design, manufacturing and retailing of fashion and costume jewellery items under the brand name of Eternz through different sales channels like exhibitions, retail stores, own website and as an independent seller on e-commerce marketplaces. She initially started selling on Amazon marketplace through a third party, Cloudtail India Pvt. Ltd and later sold through other e-commerce marketplace operators like Flipkart, Jabong and FirstCry. As her business grew, Arthi planned to add the kids' shoes category and decided to participate in the Bangalore Fashion Week to build the Eternz brand. However, in November 2016, Cloudtail terminated her contract, which played havoc with the sales and profitability of her start-up. Neons Fashion LLP (B) describes the events after the Bangalore Fashion Week that ultimately led to the closure of business.