Extending the afterlife of clothes with takeback schemes

Jack Ostrowski Sunday, 1 March 2020

Takeback schemes aim to reduce fashion waste by both providing an alternative to landfill for unwanted clothes and changing consumer mindsets towards recycling. 

Jack Ostrowski, CEO and founder of the world's first digital takeback scheme reGAIN, knows a thing or two about the current state of fashion waste. With 15 years of experience in the industry, working with some of the biggest retail giants, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to get Jack's take on circular systems, re-educating consumers of fast fashion and how he approaches sustainability in fashion with an entrepreneurial mindset.


In this video you'll learn:

  • About the background to the reGAIN app, how Jack got the idea for the business and how the scheme works
  • About alternative routes for clothing to take other than being sent to landfill from a b2b perspective
  • How Jack is persuading young consumers of fast fashion to take part in takeback schemes
  • About the current position of the fashion industry in relation to achieving circularity

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