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Dan Liu - CEO and creative director at Ikiru

Company founder is an award-winning fashion designer

About the company

Parent company of the Tatsuaki fashion label, which specializes in high-quality Japanese-inspired clothing, jewellery and accessories sold in Canada, U.S.A. and Japan

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Industry: Manufacturing

Entrepreneur challenge

As the fashion label’s international popularity rose, orders grew by more than 200% over previous years. The company needed to act quickly to increase production capacity and meet demand. The business required more working capital rapidly and, at the same time, it needed to improve its digital presence and boost online sales.

BDC expertise

Recognizing the company’s challenges with its rapid growth, BDC provided a quick turnaround working capital loan to ease the immediate shortfall. The bank then helped the company finance its international expansion. BDC’s digital technology experts also helped with a marketing road map and practical advice on maximizing digital investments.


  • Increased its production capacity by investing in production equipment and software programs
  • Helped company reach a new level of growth
  • Reached sales revenue of more than $2 million USD annually worldwide

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