Grant awarded

Firm tackling fast fashion waste creates 147 jobs

ACS team

ACS Team (l-r) Chris Mooney, Paula Minowa, Andrew Rough, Joni O’Brien & Anthony Burns

A garment repair and rental company in Lanarkshire has received a £950,000 grant from Scottish Enterprise which will help tackle clothing waste caused by ‘fast fashion’.

Advanced Clothing Solutions (ACS) will use the funding to create 147 permanent jobs, including 65 in a partnership with US clothing rental business CaaStle.

The partners will establish a subscription clothing rental service to reduce the volume of items being dumped in landfill sites.

ACS, based at Eurocentral business park, has worked with a Scottish Enterprise sustainability specialist since 2017 and said none of its waste ends up in landfill. It is on track to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2025, while significantly reducing its operating costs.

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