Recomme, the award-winning circularity platform, ACS, the EU’s largest circular hub and The UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) are proud to announce their exclusive partnership in launching REPURPOSE, the UK’s first and only industry-supported platform, processor, and innovation hub for apparel & footwear recovery, recycling, refurbishment, and reuse.

The industry has been seeking a simple and one stop solution for a long time and now it is here. 


As the fashion industry increasingly grapples with the challenges of sustainability through circularity, REPURPOSE emerges as a beacon of innovation and collaboration for the UK – reshaping the fashion and retail landscape, driving towards a closed loop circular economy. 

“Our collaboration marks a pivotal moment in the industry’s journey towards sustainability,” says Andrew Rough, CEO at ACS. “Through REPURPOSE, we aim to establish a seamless ecosystem where brands, retailers, and innovators come together to accelerate to a truly circular economy. At ACS we operate the largest circular fashion hub in Europe and by partnering with the award-winning Recomme technology platform we are able to offer a one stop shop.”

REPURPOSE’s goals are clear and ambitious. Firstly, to establish itself as the go-to solution for the UK apparel and footwear industry, offering efficient and effective connections with leading repurposing providers. Secondly, REPURPOSE will serve as a hub for innovation, ensuring access to the latest technologies and processors. Lastly, by investing in new technologies and end processors, REPURPOSE will fuel further innovation and drive the industry forward for the UK.

“I am very proud The UKFT is partnering with Recomme and ACS to launch REPURPOSE. The vision and ambition is exactly what the industry needs right now. There has been far too much talk and not enough building of real solutions.” says Adam Mansell, CEO at The UKFT. “By fostering innovation, driving sustainability, and creating a circular economy, REPURPOSE sets a bold precedent for the future. Together, we are not just addressing the challenges of today; we are investing in a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow for the UK apparel and textile industry and beyond.” 

REPURPOSE offers a comprehensive solution for brands and retailers, facilitating the next stage of life for all products to create new value. From pre-consumer stock, to post-consumer returns, REPURPOSE ensures that every item is sorted and attributed to the correct route for its next life, maximising its value. The one stop shop setup creates positive unit economics for brands and retailers, enhancing profitability and efficiency.

“We believe that collaboration is key to driving meaningful change,” says Tom Grafton, Founder at Recomme. ” Our goal is to leverage our technology and embrace innovation to accelerate and scale the UK’s transition towards a more circular future.”

“By bringing together our expertise and resources, we are making circular infrastructure accessible – both commercially and logistically, which we know is one of the key hurdles to many presently.”

“We look forward to working with retailers and brands of all sizes, from bricks and mortar to ecommerce on achieving their sustainability goals and moving the industry forwards.”

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