Over 300,000 tonnes of textiles end up in landfill in the UK alone while nearly 20% of the world’s water waste is produced by the fashion industry. This has put retailers under more pressure than ever to find sustainable business models.
PLG’s unique processing methods, global reach and tech-first solutions enable brand partners to manage their returns and terminal stock in a way that is both commercially savvy and good for the environment.
Both our B2B and D2C Resale as a Service (RaaS) Solution also extends the life cycle of products, allowing brands, retailers and consumers to take conscious steps towards reducing their carbon footprint.
By centralising all returned and excess stock in our warehouse and leveraging our machine learning capabilities, PLG guarantees unit-level accountability. We ensure that each item is routed to its optimal path, avoiding unnecessary shipping and repackaging.
PLG’s data-driven platform gives retailers unit-level data on where each item ends up in the supply chain, including our fashion marketplace, recommerce routes, charity donations and recycling. By prioritising the return of high-quality items to store (and providing the metadata to support), PLG’s RaaS Solution helps retailers to prioritise resource maximisation. This ensures that their reverse supply chain is as efficient as possible.
With the ever-increasing pressure on retailers to adopt sustainable business models, more attention is being paid to the reverse supply chain than ever before. PLG’s RaaS solution aids retailers to move away from a traditional, linear approach to managing stock, towards a circular approach that prioritises returning saleable items to store through recommerce and item restoration as well as charity donations and recycling. Product life cycles are extended for both brands and retailers who resell their items, as well as consumers who are able to either rent or purchase sustainable luxury clothing through our D2C offering, Reloved.
Material profiled and determined no longer fit for resale through traditional distribution channels (e.g., due to product contamination, health and safety regulations or damage beyond repair)
Material is physically sorted at our in-house recycling plant, segregated by material composition and colour
Mechanical processing of materials (tearing and granulating processes)
Raw materials produced – ready for new product creation – in collaboration with retailer or brand partner
Items of clothing recycled*
Pairs of shoes recycled*