Formalwear retailer and hire company Moss Bros is to start selling pre-loved items on eBay via circularity fashion hub Advanced Clothing Solutions’ (ACS) dedicated shop on the marketplace.
Moss Bros – which earlier this week started a public rebranding process to Moss, which entails a new logo and messaging – has enlisted ACS to sell pre-loved and unworn or returned suits, jackets, and shirts.
The two companies have a longstanding partnership, with ACS the official cleaning partner for Moss Bros hire wear.
According to ACS, its eBay shop helps brands and retailers to create and quickly scale resale offerings. Fashion retailer Monsoon was the first retail partner to launch on ACS’s eBay Shop, with additional high street names expected to be announced on the platform in the months ahead.
ACS cleans, sanitises, and repairs second-hand items, promising to make them “resale ready” – and it also arranges the logistics of listing and delivery involved in selling pre-loved items on eBay.
Commenting on the new tie-up with ACS, Brian Brick, CEO of Moss Bros, claimed circularity is part of his company’s heritage.
“We started as a hire service, and we continue to offer that service to our customers for important events and occasions in their lives,” he explained.
“We are always exploring new ways to expand and solidify our commitment to sustainability. Extending the life of clothing that might otherwise go unworn through this partnership with ACS is a great opportunity for us, and a perfect next step on our sustainability journey.”
Andrew Rough, CEO of ACS, remarked: “We are delighted to enable Moss Bros to realise its circular ambitions and help the retailer repurpose what would otherwise be classed as end-of-season inventory.”
He added: “eBay is famous for its vast offering of preloved clothing, and this scalable resale partnership with ACS will enable Moss Bros to capitalise on the sustainable fashion movement.”
Rough added that the ACS resale offering extends clothing life “to minimise waste and keep current garments in circulation for longer”.
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