Belfast-based fashion resale start-up Haru has appointed a prominent entrepreneur as its first chairman.
With more than 20 years’ experience, Paul Richardson boasts a track record of growing businesses in this sector. He was instrumental in helping Gymshark become the global e-commerce business it is today. Prior to that, he was a joint owner and director of AllSaints, expanding the brand from five to 12 stores between 2002 and 2004.
Most recently, he became the owner and executive chairman at fashion label HERA.
Haru enables retailers, including clothing brands, to accept and resell second-hand products, while giving charities an online selling option with little effort or investment.
“I am delighted to be appointed as the first chairman of Haru,” said Richardson. “I look forward to working with the team and helping to develop the company into a leading and world-class sustainable shopping platform in this booming sector.
“We have ambitious targets to fulfil, but I know that with my help, we can expand the business domestically and internationally, bringing sustainable fashion to everyone.”
Jacques Hill, co-founder of Haru, added: “The past few years have seen more consumers turn to online shopping. We are also witnessing more shoppers than ever looking for an affordable and sustainable alternative.
“Our service gives retailers the opportunity to access the growing second-hand market, while giving consumers more choice of quality assured, second-hand items.”
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