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A SMART Association For Your Business and The Environment


Bank & Vogue is hard at work to bring about a circular economy for the clothing and textile industry, working in tandem with a group of like-minded organizations to realize the benefits this idea can provide the earth, businesses, and consumers worldwide. Our association with SMART (Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles) provides our partners access … Continue reading A SMART Association For Your Business and The Environment

Sourcing and Selling Credential Clothing and Mixed Rags with Bank & Vogue


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As a for-profit thrift retailer, non-profit charity, or international recycled clothing retailer; you face unique challenges to businesses. For those operating thrift store or clothing charities in North America, finding a home for clothes you cannot cost-effectively process is a major struggle. For those selling recycled clothing internationally, a reliable source for product is a … Continue reading Sourcing and Selling Credential Clothing and Mixed Rags with Bank & Vogue

Fixing a Fashion Crisis – Beyond Retro and Bank & Vogue


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The problem of fast fashion is a prominent one in our cultural consciousness. In the news, on the radio, and in our social feeds; our exposure to alarming statistics cultivates an awareness of this social and ecological problem, but very little is done to inform the average person as to possible solutions. Our intent is to help … Continue reading Fixing a Fashion Crisis – Beyond Retro and Bank & Vogue

Bank and Vogue : Driving Sustainability AND Profit For Clothing Retailers


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Western culture has adopted a fundamentally flawed mentality when it comes to clothing manufacturing and distribution. The combination of technological advancements and globalization have undoubtedly caused a consumption issue within the clothing industry.  As a result, adjustments must be made in order to better align our ways by embracing the concept of building sustainable processes, allowing civilization to enjoy … Continue reading Bank and Vogue : Driving Sustainability AND Profit For Clothing Retailers

Store Returns and Recycling: Mitigating Loss, Protecting the Environment


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During retail high season, from September through December, stores and ecommerce retailers optimize their logistical networks to meet high demand with a constant flow of goods. Once this season is over, demand sharply drops off, and post-holiday returns begin. Unwanted, damaged, spoiled, or otherwise un-valued merchandise wants to swim ‘back upstream’. This glut of returned … Continue reading Store Returns and Recycling: Mitigating Loss, Protecting the Environment