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Womenswear fashion rental launches at John Lewis

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  • John Lewis launches its first womenswear rental platform powered by HURR - johnlewis.com/fashionrental
  • The platform will host a range of our exclusive John Lewis brands and introduce over 20 new contemporary brands for customers
  • The new rental platform will encourage a more sustainable way of shopping that doesn’t cost the Earth

The UK buys more clothes per person than any other country in Europe*, and **the wider fashion industry accounts for 8-10% of annual global carbon emissions. As a retailer, we need to provide our consumers with a more sustainable solution. This is why John Lewis Fashion Rental was created.

John Lewis Fashion Rental is a new platform that will be the home of our womenswear rental collection, launching 3rd October powered by HURR, an established womenswear rental brand. Hosting over 25 incredibly stylish brands from Olivia Rubin, O Pioneers, & Other Stories and Seraphina with rental prices starting from £20.

We’ve carefully curated the collection of new designer brands as well as existing John Lewis favourites from brands like Whistles and Somerset by Alice Temperley alongside exclusive collaborations such as the upcoming Erica Davies + John Lewis collection. Customers will be able to browse the collection at johnlewis.com/fashionrental, choosing to rent a garment for 4, 8,10 or 20 days with next day delivery if needed. Once the items have been chosen, the products will be posted directly to the address and included will be a pre-paid postage label for returns. The items will be dry cleaned by HURR (using Oxwash responsible laundry services) and ready to be rented again.

John Lewis Commercial Director, Kathleen Mitchell, says, “Our new rental platform introduces new and exciting designers to our customers, encouraging them to support a more sustainable way to shop. Offering a stylish edit of new brands mixed with exclusive products from our own collections, this a truly unique proposition that cannot be found by any other high street retailer.  

Shopping more sustainably shouldn’t have to cost the earth, that’s why supporting innovative partnerships can truly make a difference and help change consumer behaviours.”

HURR CEO Victoria Prew, comments: “We are thrilled to announce the launch of John Lewis Fashion Rental, a truly circular model that will attract the next-generation customer. We are excited to learn, test and build a valuable rental business in collaboration with the forward thinking innovation teams at John Lewis.”

As the original purpose-led brand, sustainability is deeply rooted in our DNA. That’s why we’re always looking for new innovative initiatives and solutions to support a more sustainable life. See below for our seven recommended ways you can make shopping more sustainably part of your everyday routine:

To find out more on how we’re achieving our sustainability goals, please click here to read our latest Ethics & Sustainability report. 

Shop the collection at www.johnlewis.com/fashionrental 

Notes to Editors:

*source: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmenvaud/1952/report-summary.html

**https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2019/08/actnow-for-zero-waste-fashion/  

About the John Lewis Partnership
The John Lewis Partnership owns and operates two of Britain's best-loved retail brands - John Lewis and Waitrose. Started as a radical experiment over a century ago, the Partnership is now the largest employee-owned business in the UK, with over 80,000 employees who are all Partners in the business. The Partnership is purpose-driven, existing to create a fairer and more sustainable future for our Partners, customers, suppliers and communities. Our Purpose not only inspires our principles, drives our decisions and acts as our guide to be a force for good, it steers us to do things differently and better - all in service of creating a happier world for everyone and everything we touch.

John Lewis

John Lewis operates 34 shops plus one outlet across the UK as well as johnlewis.com. Waitrose has 331 shops in England, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands, including 59 convenience branches, and another 27 shops at Welcome Break locations. The retailer's omnichannel business includes the online grocery service, Waitrose.com, as well as specialist online shops including waitrosecellar.com for wine and waitroseflorist.com for plants and flowers. 

Contact Details:

For more information please contact:
Sophie Brinsford - [email protected]