Episode 8 of The Impact Fashion Podcast covers secondhand and vintage clothing and the opportunity for clothing resale and reuse.
The episode features an interview with Steven Bethell, co-founder of Bank & Vogue, a company that is a “global leader in the facilitation, logistics, purchase and reselling of wholesale used goods”. Bank & Vogue is the parent company for Beyond Retro, a network of UK and Sweden based vintage stores. Steven has over two decades of experience working in the secondhand market and shares some of his insight about how things (e.g. what clothes are made from and how secondhand clothes are sold) have changed in that time.
We talked about:
- The importance of including fashion joy in conversations about circular fashion
- Beyond Retro in Selfridges (see news story via Ecotextile)
- Using data to effectively run Beyond Retro stores
- International trade & the potential impact of countries banning secondhand clothes
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