Zoe Ives (The Indian Bicycle Shop)
Entrepreneur: Zoe Ives
Business: The Indian Bicycle Shop
The Indian Bicycle Shop is an online bicycle shop that sells traditional all-steel bicycles and accessories which are imported from India. As well as an online shop, they are registered traders at Portobello Road Market, The Rare Brands Market and STK Market, and aim to start selling wholesale to independent bike shops this year. The bicycles come from KW Bicycles, a family run business whose bicycles are still hand-made using traditional methods by staff who are paid a higher wage than competing factories. With every ten bicycles sold, The Indian Bicycle Shop donates a bicycle to a school girl in India to enable her to stay in education. They work in partnership with The Mann Deshi Foundation which is able to choose the families most in need of bicycles.
Zoe Ives of the Indian Bicycle Shop
You can follow the Indian Bicycle Shop on Twitter @IndianBicycle or on facebook.
Elevator Pitch Video
You can watch Zoe’s elevator pitch video again in the video player in the top right-hand corner of this page.