The next big trend in the fashion business

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Marc Bain, Quartz’s fashion business reporter, buys all but his essential clothing items used, from peer-to-peer marketplaces and full-serve consignment stores, off and online. What does he know about trends in fashion that are increasingly driving the future of the business?

Join our video conference call tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 16) at 11am, to take part in a discussion about an important emerging trend in the fashion business with Marc and managing editor Kira Bindrim. On the call, they will discuss:

  • The burden that the growth of fast, cheap fashion has imposed on natural resources and the environment.
  • The rapid rise of online marketplaces and consignment stores that sell used clothing, including online high-end consignment store The RealReal, which recently went public at a valuation of more than $1 billion. 
  • Why mainstream retailers like H&M, Eileen Fisher and Macy’s are selling used items.
  • Who’s driving innovation in recycling materials.

We’ll meet at our usual location at 11am, and welcome your questions. If you’d like to call in, you can reach us at the following numbers:

UK 0800 014 8469

USA 866 226 4650

For all numbers, the access code is 722 994 440.

Meet you there.

Xana Antunes,

Executive editor