MADRID — Spanish fashion retailer Zara would expand its service to sell, repair, or donate second-hand clothes in France last Thursday, its owner Inditex said the day before.

The service, available through Zara’s stores, its website, and a mobile app, already exists for its British customers since last October. The company’s chief executive Oscar Garcia Maceiras has said it will be launched in Germany also this year.

The company aims to extend the life of customers’ Zara clothes, in this way it will contribute to the reduction of waste and the consumption of new raw materials, it said in a statement.

Zara has also said 40% of clothing pieces will be made with recycled fibers by 2030 and it is backing charities such as Moda Re which manage textiles waste. The company seeks to reduce its carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 and by 90% by 2040.

Zara is following other fast fashion brands such as its main competitor H&M in offering products for resale at a time when the global second-hand apparel market is growing. — Reuters