The Turn

The Turn

The Turn is a destination to buy and sell quality second hand designer apparel, footwear and bags. Our platform combines a luxury shopping experience alongside a valet consignment service.

Our commitment

The Turn is committed to growing a circular fashion economy to help reduce textile waste and its environmental effects. The Turn provides opportunity for pre-loved items to continue to be circulated within the Australian economy. The Turn is a community connecting buyers and resellers of pre-loved fashion creating a growing network to underpin a circular fashion economy.

Our Sustainability Framework

  • What is your company doing to reduce your emissions or combat key environmental issues (e.g. waste (packaging, end of life product strategy or recycling), biodiversity, land use, water, chemical use, energy use, and natural resource use etc.)?

    The Turn is the newest addition to the UTURN. UTURN has operated in the Australian second hand clothing sector for over 20 years. Over this time we have observed many changes within the sector including Australia's increased desire to build a circular economy and contribute to a more sustainable future. To support and facilitate our community The Turn was born. A destination, a platform to resell and recycle quality second hand designer clothing. Our sustainability goal is to help grow the Australian circular fashion economy to help reduce textile waste and its environmental effects. Utilising our years of experience and expertise to extend product life. We create opportunity for pre-loved items to continue to be circulated. An opportunity for resellers, for buyers, and the environment. Through our community we connect buyers and resellers of pre-loved designer fashion. A network to underpin a circular fashion economy.

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  • How are the service/s you offer environmentally friendly?

    The Turn combines a valet consignment service to facilitate reuse of quality second hand items. Enter the brand and items you would like to sell and we will provide you with a prepaid courier bag to send us your items. The Turn then lists, photographs, measures, grades and prices the items based on brand and condition. Once the item has sold the consignor earns up to 80% of the sales price.

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  • How does your company give back to the community (e.g. financial donations, volunteering, partnerships etc.)?

    The Turn and UTURN are proud to have multiple charity partners and we are in the process of enabling charity consignment where customers can consign their items directly to the charity via our platform. We are also excited to be building a community orientated platform a full service trading supporting the community to engage in the circular economy in a new way.

  • How has your company made a commitment to achieve and maintain inclusion & diversity (e.g. Gender / Race / Ethnicity / National Origin / Sexual Orientation / Religion / Disability / Age)?

    The Turn is excited to create an inclusive work environment committed to diversity and equity of all team members. The Turn and parent company UTURN are proud to be a multicultural workplace and enjoy celebrating our diversity.

  • How does your circular model or circular initiative work?

    The Turn enables circularity. It combines a service with a product offering. You may consign and sell your items via The Turn or shop and purchase secondhand items on The Turn a truly circular model. Once you have worn or are no longer in love with your purchase you have the option to again resell it via The Turn extending the items lifecycle in the process.

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