Merchfoundry – Creating Smart Workwear Solutions
When RP alumnus Darcy Li started his journey back in 2009, he faced an entrepreneurship environment that was still in its infancy. Without solid support structures, he had to secure his own funding and learn through trial and error.
Tenacious and adaptable, Darcy did not let challenges hinder his progress. Leveraging the creative workspace provided by RP, he was able to experiment, evaluate, and eventually, succeed.
Now, his brainchild, Merchfoundry, invents intelligent workwear solutions. When COVID-19 ground the world to a halt, they were able to leverage their unique operation model to keep key sectors functional – namely medical and food manufacturers.
Forward-looking and ambitious, Darcy is currently expanding his solutions to regional companies. “Our end goal is to protect and enhance human capabilities,” he muses. “Who knows, [maybe] one day we'll be preparing space wear for astronauts.”