Partnering with third parties can help brands to adopt resale models more quickly and flexibly. One of the challenges for fashion brands and retailers to rapidly implement resale activities at scale is their limited experience with best practices. Partnerships with third parties could provide the know-how needed to manage activities such as logistics, renewal, and repair. – The Ellen MacArthur Foundation
How Fashion in the Circular Economy works.
In the circular Economy, ReCircled allows for clothing and accessories to be put back to use. Rather then going to a landfill or chopped up for insulation, the ReCircled process keeps these items at their highest value, which is a core value of sustainability.
Using a proprietary process of sorting, the latest ecological cleaning and repair and finally photographing and pro.
Cozad, Nebraska USA – the first ReCircled location is located in nearly the exact center of the US, allowing for easy logistics from all corners of North America.
Prato, Italy – located in the hub of decades old suppliers to the fashion industry, who have been recycling yarns and fabrics for many years. With this location we are able to leverage the expertise that already exists.
- Boxes of Apparel, Handbags and Shoes are received
- Using a proprietary sorting process, items marked Usable or Unusable. Unusable means they are damaged beyond repair and/or cannot be cleaned.
- If unusable they get sorted again by fabric type, Cotton, Wool, Cashmere, Synthetic and Blends
- Once sorted these garments are sent to a fabric recycler who will turn them into new yarns for fabric.
- Usable garments are cleaned using the latest CO2 cleaning and any damages to the garments are repaired.
- Once cleaned and repaired they are then photographed and readied for resale.
- Items are then placed on each brands own resale site or sent to designated stores.
- Items purchased through e-commerce are shipped to the customer.