Popular beauty products company Birchbox which specializes in customized beauty samples, has reported to Bloomberg that it’s cutting 15% off staff and suspending its operations in Canada.

The decision to halt operations in Canada stems from the larger issue that many fashion technology startups are struggling to create sustainable business models as initial funding from venture capitalists has started to dry out.

What does this mean for Canadians who love Birchbox? Well according to Racked.com, Birchbox will no longer offer their services in Canada due to increasing costs of shipping and Canada’s low dollar. However, when you visit the Birchbox website, the site does not make any indication of that fact.

We will keep you posted as this story develops.

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