Apr 3, 2023
S7 Ep9 JESSICA RENNARD: Helpsy’s Chief Merchandising Officer - on annually recirculating 30 million lbs of clothing through collection and resale, and the unique challenges of scaling the circular economy.
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Today’s show is with Jessica Rennard, the Chief Merchandising Officer at Helpsy, a certified B corp clothing collection and resale company whose mission is to keep clothing out of the landfill. Jessica has worked in resale for the majority of her career and has helped developed the industry – we talk about her wide range of experience on the show, but she’s truly seen it all.
In 2020 she launched a secondhand business that supplies inventory to casual sellers that utilize re-commerce marketplaces. The business was acquired by Helpsy and Jessica and her team continue to work on strengthening the capabilities of the circular economy.
We chat about annually recirculating 30 million lbs of clothing through collection and resale each, and the unique challenges of scaling the circular economy. All this, and more, on today's show, so let's dive right in!
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