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Messina, a creative clothes firm, relocates to a new location in Suffolk.

Published: June 7, 2023
Author: Fashion Value Chain

-By Mokshika Chauhan

Port One Logistics Park in Great Blakenham is where Messina is based. It is planning to move into a brand-new, multi-level, purpose-built warehouse at the location, where it will sell designer and vintage secondhand clothing.

The new upgrade to a “mega-warehouse” will see output rise to 10 million items per year, while the current warehouse processes approximately two million items annually. As a result, it is expected to become Europe’s largest single-store retailer of previously owned designer clothing.

Messina claims that the move will result in a “significant reduction in carbon output” and a annual reduction of 150,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. Murray Gibson, UK operations and warehousing chief at Messina said:”Messina has been driving the way in recovering, handling, cleaning and exchanging preloved planner garments to the world, conveying to pretty much every country with our biodegradable bundling.

“This one-of-a-kind business in Suffolk has successfully established a devoted customer base that includes school and university students as well as high society, titled, and famous people.
“The company is best known for saving discerning clothing buyers a significant amount of money by recycling all kinds of branded clothing. However, as a result of their expansion into new, additional premises at Port One, they are also helping to save over 150,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year.

We’re glad to house a flourishing business with a social and natural heart and are more than happy to show the way that benefit can to be sure be made while likewise being thoughtful to the planet”. Zachary and Joshua Hembry, brothers, established Messina in 2011. The organization has developed to contain 30 representatives and, as it moves into its new office in the not so distant future, this will increment to 100 full-time workers, prior to climbing to 325 out of 2024/25.

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