FAST COMPANY ANNOUNCES 2018 MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES. FIRST-TIME HONOREE M/F PEOPLE NAMED IN WORLD’S TOP 10 MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES IN RETAIL 2018.

Los Angeles, February 20, 2018—m/f people, a minimalist-focused apparel and skincare brand, has earned a spot on Fast Company’s annual ranking of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Retail (MIC) for 2018. m/f people was formed in 2016 by Greg Alterman, the original founder of Alternative Apparel.

With over 30 years of industry experience in apparel, Alterman has created a tastemaker brand that exemplifies the minimalist lifestyle from bathroom to closet. The m/f people mantra “we make a few exceptional things exceptionally well” is stamped in its products and allows individuals to create a more uniform and calm aesthetic in their home living spaces. In 2015, Alterman was recovering from a near fatal brain hemorrhage when he first drummed up the vision for m/f.

In October 2017, Hanes Brands (HBI), acquired Alternative Apparel in an all-cash transaction for $60 million. The acquisition will help jumpstart the marketing and creative efforts for m/f people in 2018.

Fast Company's 2018 Most Innovative Companies issue recognizes pioneering companies across 36 categories, from retail to artificial intelligence to wellness. More than three dozen Fast Company editors, reporters, and contributors surveyed thousands of companies—many of which were identified by a new MIC submission process—to create these lists.

Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy. “This year’s MIC list is an inspiring and insightful window into how many companies have embraced innovation and are working to make meaningful change,” said Fast Company deputy editor David Lidsky, who oversaw the issue with senior editor Amy Farley.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March-April 2018) is now available online at www.fastcompany.com/MIC, as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning February 27.

ABOUT M/F PEOPLE

m/f people is the premiere minimalist apparel and skincare brand. Founded in 2016, its focus lies in affordable high-end fabrics and naturally-derived ingredients. Headquartered in Los Angeles, m/f people was founded by Greg Alterman, the original founder and CEO of Alternative Apparel.