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HRH The Princess Royal commends sustainable fashion innovation during visit to Scotland

Today,  Thursday 18th January, HRH The Princess Royal, serving as the President of the UK Fashion and Textile Association, graced the premises of Advanced Clothing Solutions (ACS).

As Europe’s largest circular and sustainable fashion hub, ACS welcomed Her Royal Highness for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of its 200,000 sq. ft state-of-the art operation situated in Eurocentral, Scotland.

Founded in 1997, the company which employs a team of 150, enables fashion brands and retailers to join the circular economy.

ACS collaborates with fashion brands and retailers to usher in a circular format, offering to streamline rental, subscription, and resale models to minimise waste and capture value from existing inventory. With a vast scale, its warehouse can store more than three million clothing items and processes more than six million units annually.

From eco-friendly cleaning to brand authentication, garment repair, photography, tailored branded packaging, and delivery, the B Corp accredited business and recent Kings Award for Enterprise winner, oversees the entire returns and resale process for all fashion goods and accessories.

ACS collaborates directly and indirectly with various fashion brands and retailers, providing circular fashion rental, subscription, and resale capabilities. Notable partners include The North Face, Pangaia, Nudie Jeans, Moss, LK Bennett, CaaStle, Zoa, HEWI and Reflaunt, each contributing to the evolution of the sustainable fashion landscape.

Andrew Rough, CEO of ACS expressed pride in hosting The Princess Royal, stating, “Our environmental commitment, skilled workforce, and community engagement is central to our mission of the last 25 years – to cultivate a more sustainable fashion industry not just here in the UK but globally.

Anthony Burns, COO of ACS, echoed this sentiment, stating, “Focusing on people and planet is the cornerstone of building a circular future for the fashion industry. Everyone here at ACS is thrilled to share our innovative approach with Her Royal Highness, our partners, the local community and beyond.”



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Issued on behalf of ACS by Violet. For additional imagery or follow-up features and interviews please contact:[email protected] or [email protected] Images: copyright Kirsty Anderson. About ACS Founded in 1997, the company employs a team of 150. Its list of customers covers The North Face, Pangaia, Nudie Jeans and high street menswear brands such as Moss and Slaters Menswear, womenswear brands such as Monsoon and LK Bennett, through to technology partners such as: CaaStle: an e-commerce management service that allows retailers to offer Clothing as a Service (CaaS) to their consumers. CaaStle works with retailers such as L.K. Borrowed, an unlimited subscription clothing rental service from LK Bennett that allows customers to rent some of the brand’s most popular pieces on a monthly basis. Zoa: a fashion rental platform that has collaborations with some of the UK’s largest retailers, such as Marks & Spencer, French Connection and Finisterre.  

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