Make Fashion Circular welcomes six new participants

July 07, 2020

Six new participants from across the fashion industry have joined forces with the Foundation's Make Fashion Circular initiative to strive towards creating a circular economy for fashion.

The new participants include: Fast Retailing, Guess, Lee, Nordstrom, Vestiaire Collective, and Wrangler.

Of these new participants, Guess, Lee, and Wrangler are also part of Make Fashion Circular's Jeans Redesign project - to transform the way jeans are produced in line with guidelines created by the Foundation and 40 denim experts across the fashion industry. The aim of the project is to ensure jeans last longer, can be easily recycled, and are made in a way that is better for the environment and health of the producers.

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Fast Retailing Co., LTD. is a leading Japanese retail holding company with global headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. UNIQLO is the largest brand in the Fast Retailing Group, with others including GU, Theory, Helmut Lang, PLST (Plus T), Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse tam.tam and J Brand. With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom, and changing the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value.

GUESS: Established in 1981, GUESS began as a jeans company and has since successfully grown into a global lifestyle brand. Guess?, Inc. designs, markets, distributes, and licenses a lifestyle collection of contemporary apparel, denim, handbags, watches, eyewear, footwear, and other related consumer products. Its products are distributed through branded stores as well as in department and specialty stores around the world. As of 2nd May 2020, the company directly operated 1,141 retail stores in the Americas, Europe, and Asia with partners and distributors operating in 540 additional retail stores worldwide.

Lee® celebrates its longstanding values and 130-year heritage with a new vision for the future of our planet. Through purposeful design, meaningful partnerships, and a commitment to exploring the most sustainable options, Lee will create a more sustainable future. For people. For planet. For A World That Works™.

Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates full-line stores, Nordstrom Rack stores and Nordstrom Local service hubs. Additionally, customers are served online through:,,, HauteLook and

Vestiaire Collective is the leading global platform for desirable pre-owned fashion. Curated by its trusted community of fashion lovers, members inspire one another whilst selling and buying unique pieces from each other's wardrobes. Encouraging consumers to join the circular economy as a sustainable alternative to throw-away fashion, the platform is unique due to its highly engaged community, its rare desirable inventory, and its authenticity and quality control process. Launched in Paris in October 2009, Vestiaire has over 9 million members across 90 countries worldwide with offices in Paris, London, New York, Milan, Berlin, and Hong Kong. Over 60,000 new items are submitted by its community of sellers every week, which enables buyers to search amongst highly coveted and sold out fashion pieces whilst participating in the circular fashion movement.

Wrangler: The land is at the heart of everything Wrangler® does, so the brand is taking steps to reduce the boot-print it leaves. From supporting soil health to water conservation initiatives and a commitment to renewable energy, Wrangler is taking the reins of sustainability for a healthier planet and the people who call it home.

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