“We are thrilled to partner with ACS to enable brands to easily adopt and scale circular business models in the UK,” says Emily Gittins, CEO and Co-founder at Archive.
“They are true leaders and innovators with a passion for transforming the fashion industry, and we look forward to deepening our partnership over time.”
Archive’s proprietary resale software ingests a brand’s product data to identify, condition, photograph, price, clean, repair (if needed), list for sale, and fulfil items on a branded resale marketplaces. Items unfit for resale are routed for recycling or donation.
The technology is customised for each individual brand.
Andrew Rough, CEO at ACS, says: “I am pleased to announce our relationship with Archive which enables The North Face and PANGAIA to own their own resale channels in the UK, and marks a pivotal moment in our resale journey.”
“We consider this to be a game-changer for the UK fashion sector and we look forward to what we’ll be able to achieve together. Together with the team at Archive, we anticipate that we will onboard other fashion brands who wish to enter the pre-loved resale market in the UK which is growing quickly.“
PANGAIA launched ReWear last autumn, marking the first peer-to-peer resale marketplace to leverage digital IDs.
With the programme’s expansion, brand owned inventory is sent to ACS for renewal and resale on a branded recommerce platform, powered by Archive.
Similarly, ACS and Archive will process, clean, repair, and resell inventory from The North Face to launch its Renewed circularity programme in the UK.