Luxury and thrift shopping join forces in the fashion industry as top brands team up to reduce waste and offer high-caliber pre-owned items

The clothing industry encompasses some of the most environmentally damaging processes, from harsh chemicals used in production to unsustainably sourced materials and the burning of excess products. As consumers become more concerned with the ethics of what they wear, one growing area of interest is second-hand apparel, and retailers are responding to this more eco-friendly alternative by offering customers quality used options.

While some fashion brands are partnering with second-hand platforms, others are launching portals of their own that make it easy for consumers to access choice and economical used apparel. As detailed in our latest report on fashion sustainability and transparency, here is how brands from the high and low ends of the spectrum are elevating the second-hand shopping experience:

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