Bank & Vogue hosts biggest ever Latin America Secondhand Textiles Summit

As one of the largest global secondhand brokers, Bank & Vogue have partnered with MegaPaca to bring key stakeholders of the circular economy together to look to the future of the secondhand industry in the region for a unique summit in Antigua, Guatemala. 

Inviting leading recycling businesses from across Central and South America, the two day conference will celebrate the successes of Bank & Vogue’s clients, and hear from international sustainable businesses such as Thred Up and Renewcell on future opportunities. 

“We’ve grown our impact in South America massively in the last ten years.  Now, it’s time to take our partners in Latin America into the circular economy, and support profitable, scalable solutions to the crisis of stuff. We want to develop even more business for our clients, to support their growth in resell, but also their journey into the realms of recycle, remanufacture and refibre.” noted Steven Bethell, founder of Bank & Vogue.

With guest speakers from SMART, CPGS, Netalines, Thred Up, Garson and Shaw, and Renewcell, as well as a tour of the MegaPaca recycling facilities, the summit promises to be a unique insight into the potential business development for secondhand traders in the region. 


Speakers attending includes:

  • Steve Rees, the incoming president of SMART – to discuss the role of SMART to advocate for the textile industry
  • Joanne Brasch from the California Product Stewardship council – to update on the latest California State legislation and its impact on the industry
  • Al Ghorai, Senior VP Operations of Thredup – to discuss the influence of ecommerce in secondhand
  • Yiva Stjernquist, Supply Chain Manager from Renewcell to discuss recycling clothes at scale
  • Marco Gutierres, VP Logistics of Netalines to give a logistics update in the current climate

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