The Ministry of Supply Origin Story
On his usual business trips, Aman Advani often found himself delirious at the crack of dawn, searching frantically for an iron in hotel rooms to remove the wrinkles from his button-down shirts. These hotel irons became his savior when revitalizing his packed work attire. He quickly came to the conclusion business clothes were anything but wrinkle-proof, travel-proof or even comfortable for that matter. In 2011, Aman visited MIT to complete an MBA, equipped with his business plan which combined the best aspects of performance apparel with the aesthetic of business wear.
It was a match made in heaven when Aman met recent MIT School of Engineering graduate, Gihan Amarasiriwardena, who had been manually replacing the backs of dress shirts with running shirts instead. The two knew they had to create a company with comfort and capability at its core. After they graduated, they married technology with advanced manufacturing to reinvent what people wear to work, coining a category of “Performance Professional” clothing for men and women during their launch in 2012.