Irish wellness drinks start-up The Naked Collective is aiming to raise €2.5m through European crowd-funder Crowdcube as part of its next round of fundraising.

The company is hoping to raise €15m overall to help fund its expansion into North America and Europe.

The Naked Collection, which raised €6m last year, have already launched their drinks in over 1,000 stockists in the last three months in Ireland with further retail listings secured in Canada and Italy. 

The company has also agreed a deal with Acosta, a sales and marketing company for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies who will distribute their drinks throughout North America. 

The Naked Collective also recently announced a new deal to replace all sugar drinks on all planes in Europe's third largest airline Wizzair. 

The company's principles were founded around its immunity-driven natural vitamin boosted drinks as well as its carbon neutral status and sustainability programmes which invest in restoring damaged ecosystems in Ireland and around the globe. 

The Naked Collective was founded in late 2019 by Catherina Butler and Niall Phelan.

It recently won a World Food Innovation Award for So.Beer this week and have partnered with Manna Drone Delivery as part of their trials in Oranmore, Co Galway to deliver their Mude range of drinks. 

The list of Irish retail stockists is also set to grow beyond its current listings in Tesco, Spar, Mace, Londis and Circle K this year. 

Co-founder Niall Phelan said that the Naked Collective is a regenerative wellness beverage company powered by plants people and purpose. 

"We're committed to showing consumers what goes into every drink we make. Our health boosting beverages are made with sustainability at the forefront," he added.