A Fat Face repair service has been launched to help consumers keep their clothing items in circulation for longer.
The Fat Face repair offering has arrived in partnership with specialist repair and alteration company, Clothes Doctor, and is being marketed by the retailer as its ‘Fat Face Repair.Renew’ service.
It comes at a time many fashion retailers are looking to build more circular business models, where they consider the life of garments after their first use in an attempt to reduce the number of items that end up in landfill or incineration. Indeed, last week, Green Retail World reported on waste management company MYGroup’s plans to build a textiles remanufacturing site in Hull next year, which will be dedicated to recycling garments that otherwise would be thrown away.
Nick Stevenson, trading & sustainability director at Fat Face, wrote on LinkedIn: “At Fat Face, we believe style and sustainability should go hand in hand.
“From the sourcing of high-quality materials, to the launch of Fat Face Preloved.Reloved with Thrift+ last year, our products are designed with purpose and built to last.”
He added: “We’re excited to be working with Clothes Doctor, to provide our customers with a repair service that will help them keep wearing the Fat Face products they love for as long as possible.”
Consumers looking to use Clothes Doctor can fill in an online form and then access a door-to-workshop shipping service which allows them to get items repaired, restored or altered quickly.
A Fat Face repair guide has also been published on the retailer’s website, which includes tips for consumers to conduct their own repairs at home.
A Reuters interview with Dr Martens’ CEO, Kenny Wilson, published last week, suggested the boots brand is also set to launch a repair service in due course following mounting consumer demand.
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