Les Lunes is not just on the cutting edge of fashion. They’re also early adopters of new team collaboration technology. Founder/CEO Anna Lecat had a vision of designing clothes in Paris, manufacturing out of locally grown bamboo in Shanghai, and setting up stores in the US. Here’s how Dropbox Paper has helped bring that vision to reality by connecting her team across the globe.
What materials come to mind when you think about soft clothing? Cotton? Silk? Cashmere is awfully nice. How about bamboo? Bamboo is a weed that’s mostly known for its strength. But fashion brand Les Lunes makes all of their Parisian-style clothing out of the fabric. Turns out it’s not only soft, but has all sorts of additional benefits.
Our European users and customers are incredibly important to Dropbox. Approximately 75% of Dropbox users are outside of the US and a significant portion of that usage is by European businesses and consumers. Three years ago we opened our European headquarters in Dublin, followed by offices in London and Paris in 2015. In order to get even closer to business customers in Europe, we are now announcing the opening of an office in Amsterdam to serve the Benelux region.
As we approach the end of 2015, we’re closing out a landmark year for Dropbox. Over 400 million people around the world are now using our platform to simplify the way they work. Our users save over 1 billion files each day and have created over 2.8 billion sharing connections. And we’ve seen huge adoption within businesses, too, with over 150,000 paying business customers—50,000 of which signed up in the past 10 months.
The working world is in a period of major digital upheaval, and for Australia in particular, it’s revolutionizing the small- and medium-sized business sector. Cloud technology is having a transformational impact on the way almost every element of business is conducted. And it’s widespread, to say the least: almost one in two Australians shares files using cloud software at least once a day.
More and more people are using Dropbox for Business globally. And that means meeting a wider range of needs, whether it’s support for 20 languages, new offices, or compliance with international standards. So today, we’re excited to announce two partnerships that address the needs of one country in particular: Japan.