Gap latest retailer to partner with ThredUp

Gap Inc. is the latest retailer to tie up with ThredUp, which in recent years has pushed its own research on rising demand for used apparel. The company says that “56 million women bought secondhand products in 2018 — which is almost half of the entire female adult population in the US,” per the Gap press release.

It’s also a potential draw for younger customers. Fashion resale is popular with consumers of all ages: about 30% or more of millennials, and 20% of baby boomers, Gen X and Gen Z have bought used apparel, according to Chris Ventry, vice president in the consumer and retail practice of consulting firm SSA & Company. 

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Tyler has robust experience leading multi-year sourcing initiatives within Higher Education, Retail, Consumer Products, Transportation and Energy, achieving over $250M in strategic profitability improvement. He has over 10 years of sourcing experience and developing strategic solutions regarding innovation, automation, process improvements, and strategic programs integral in generating substantial strategic profitability improvement. He has completed projects in a multitude of sourcing categories including temporary labor, most facilities (material and services) areas, IT hardware and software, scientific supplies, supply chain/transportation, outsourcing and human resource benefits. Tyler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a published author in Internet Retailer.