eBay announced a new partnership with clothing resale, sanitisation and repair experts Advanced Clothing Solutions (ACS) to expand the online marketplace’s second hand offering and help reduce waste in the fashion industry.
Through the partnership, ebay hopes to aid brands and retailers in creating and scaling resale offerings, while providing shoppers with more choice.
Also, it will give eBay’s 20 million plus customers in UK more options in case of second-hand items.
To capitalise on the increasing shift to second-hand seen among UK consumers, driven by the rising cost-of-living crisis and concern for the environment.
Monsoon will be the first retailer to launch through ACS’ eBay shop, with other high-street brands set to follow.
And to tackle some misconceptions surrounding the purchase of second-hand items, with ACS integrated as a means to improve trust among consumers.
Lucy Peacock, Head of Preloved at eBay UK, said, “Across the fashion industry, we know there is a greater need to build a sustainable future. Since 1995, eBay has extended the lifecycle of products, whether through consumer-to-consumer reselling or our Imperfects hub, so it’s fantastic to partner with ACS, who are at the forefront of enabling the circular fashion economy.”
Besides, pairing eBay’s reach among conscious customers, with ACS’ expertise in garment repair, resale and recycling will help reduce waste in the fashion industry and showcase a kinder way to shop those benefits both people’s wallets and the planet.