By  on December 19, 2018

PARIS — Something to chew over: As consumers rethink the eco-impact of apparel, demand in the U.S. for resale could outgrow demand for fast fashion by 2027. That’s one of the predictions of ThredUp, which alongside platforms like The Real Real and Poshmark continues to capture market share as just one layer of fashion’s evolution towards a circular economy. The company has processed 60 million unique items to date and runs what it claims is the largest garment-on-hangar facility in the world, based in Pennsylvania.

With an estimated 53 million tons of clothing thrown away every year; apparel consumption expected to double by 2025, and demand for an ever faster and slicker supply chain putting pressure all the way along the links, the heat is on to develop solutions for reducing reliance on virgin materials, experts say.

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