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Asda has began selling second hand clothing at some of its stores in England and Scotland. The move is part of the supermarket’s bid to cut down on textile waste.
Asda is the latest supermarket to hop on the vintage trend as more and more people in the UK are becoming increasingly conscious of fashion sustainability and choosing to buy used clothes.
The food retailer has partnered with specialist trader Preloved Vintage Wholesale to sell second hand clothing in 50 stores across the UK by the end of this year.
Asda has already rolled out the clothes collection in 10 of its stores in England and Scotland.
This comes after a successful trial of the range in a store in Leeds in October last year.
The sustainable clothing line will be available to shop in Asda stores in Bristol, Birmingham, Brighton, Edinburgh, Swansea, and more.
Mel Wilson, Head of Sustainable Sourcing at Asda’s George clothing and homeware brand, said: “We know that sustainable fashion is something that’s really important to our customers and colleagues.
“They’re passionate about us encouraging everyone in the UK to think about the issues of waste and how we can make fashion and textiles more circular, so that we really can reduce the number of garments that go into landfill.”
Asda is the first supermarket in the UK to start selling used clothes in its stores.
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It seems that the supermarket’s decision was led by a rise in interest in online vintage sellers, such as Depop and eBay – especially during the pandemic as non-essential retailers were closed.
Steve Lynam, Managing Director of Preloved Vintage Kilo, which started out selling second hand clothes priced by weight at events around the UK, said its partnership with Asda would “help bring sustainable fashion to the mainstream”.
He said: “Our Partnership with George at Asda is one that we are extremely proud of.
“In a world where we are becoming more environmentally conscious this partnership will help bring Sustainable Fashion to the mainstream which is something as a business we strive for in everything we do.
“The more people that buy into the circular economy and shop Vintage & Retro the bigger impact we will have on climate change.
“As a business we have saved over 800 tonnes of clothing going to landfill, and with the growth of our partnership, that is set to increase dramatically.”
Asda’s new initiative is part of its George for Good commitment to reduce textile waste.
The supermarket recently announced its Take Back scheme, which gives shoppers the opportunity to receive a 10 percent discount voucher for George items in exchange for unwanted clothes.
All customers need to do is bring garments they no longer wear or want to their local Asda store.
Asda has signed up to the Textiles 2030 action plan, aiming to reduce the climate impact of fashion.
Both Marks and Spencer and Tesco are also part of the plan, and the supermarkets are committed to enabling clothing reuse, recycling fibres, minimising waste, and improving the durability and recyclability of garments.
It is clear that Asda is serious about climate change and caring for the environment as the supermarket has also recently reintroduced a plastic bag ban on its online deliveries.
From 30 April, customers will receive groceries not packed in bags – having to instead use their own bags or boxes when their shopping is delivered to their doors.
The stores now selling second hand clothes
Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Boldon, North East
Govan, Glasgow, Scotland
Longwell Green, Bristol
The stores to sell second hand clothes by the summer
Park Royal New
Isle of Dog
Old Kent Road
Ipswich Stoke Park
Coventry Abbey Park
Asda Living Lincoln
Asda Living Belfast
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