Thu, 23 Mar|
ACS Clothing (North Lanarkshire)
ACS Clothing Site Tour
Join Advanced Clothing Solutions (ACS) for a site tour of Europe’s Largest circular fashion hub based right here in North Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Date, Time & Location
23 Mar 2023, 11:00 – 12:30 GMT
ACS Clothing (North Lanarkshire), Logistics centre Scotland, 6 Dovecote Rd, Centralpark ML1 4GP
About the event
Join Advanced Clothing Solutions (ACS) for a site tour of Europe’s Largest circular fashion hub based right here in North Lanarkshire, Scotland! On the tour you will follow the journey of garments fulfilment experiencing the expert technology for extending its life through Rental, Resale and Renewal. Learn from the ACS team how they integrate sustainability to all elements of the facility for people, planet and profit.
Watch this video to see what to expect on the tour.
ACS are hosting two in-person tours on Thursday 23rd March, with 10 tickets available for each.
EVENT FORMAT & ACCESSIBILITY
This event is being held in person only. Unfortunately the in-person venue is inaccessible for wheelchair users and has no hearing loop. If you have any mobility needs, please get in touch as there is potential for us to arrange a downstairs-only tour (a slightly different route). Please note the site is a working warehouse with loud noises so you may want to bring ear plugs.
The site is at Eurocentral, just off the M8. You can get there via bus to Maxim Park (5 mins walk) or Holytown (5 mins walk).
If you have any accessibility requirements, please email Liisa at email@example.com and we will do our best to help.
HOW TO GET HERE
- Head towards the M8 motorway and take the exit for Junction 6, signposted for Newhouse and A73.
- Follow the A73 for approximately 1.5 miles until you reach a roundabout.
- At the roundabout, take the first exit onto the A775, signposted for Bellshill and Mossend.
- After approximately half a mile, take the first left onto Dovecote Road.
- Follow Dovecote Road for approximately 0.2 miles and you will see the ACS Clothing Logistics Centre on your left-hand side.
If you are using a GPS device or a mapping app, you can enter the address "6 Dovecote Road, Centralpark, ML1 4GP" and it should provide you with turn-by-turn directions to the ACS Clothing Logistics Centre.
By Public Transport:
900 Bus From Glasgow City Centre or Edinburgh stops at Maxim Park a 5 min walk away from ACS
201 Bus runs from Wishaw General Hospital to Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow, stopping at Dovecote Road
267 Bus runs from Law Hospital to Motherwell, stopping at Dovecote Road
247 Bus runs from Law Hospital to Bellshill, stopping at Bellshill Industrial Estate
X11 bus runs from Glasgow to Newhouse, stopping at Bellshill train station, which is about 2 miles from the ACS Clothing Logistics Centre. From Bellshill train station, you can take a taxi or walk to the ACS Clothing Logistics Centre
ABOUT ACS CLOTHING
ACS Clothing is the EU's largest Circular Fashion Hub that offers brands and retailers expert fulfilment, order management, cleaning, repairs, and more. The company began as a highland and formal hire business in 1997 as one store in Glasgow. It has grown exponentially since and now operates from an 85,000 sq ft facility in North Lanarkshire, specialising in rental fulfilment and clothing renewal. ACS enables brands and retailers to introduce a rental or resale model alongside their existing ecommerce model.
Aligning with COP26, in 2021 ACS hosted ‘Reclothing the Future: my climate path’. This was a series of 8 conferences focusing on educating the younger generation on the value of clothing, sustainability, garment repair and reducing textile waste. The events took place onsite at ACS with over 500 school students from across Scotland.
ACS aspire to transform the fashion industry from the traditional linear take-make-dispose model towards a circular fashion model that extends the life of existing textiles and diverts clothing from landfill.
The SFS Spring Gathering is part-funded by Creative Scotland’s Open Fund, made possible with funds from The National Lottery and Scottish Government.
- Ticket type
This pay-what-you-can ticket books you a place at the in-person event, 11am-12.30pm. Any donations will cover event and SFS running costs. We are a volunteer-led nonprofit and appreciate any amount you can give. Suggested donation: £5. Please do book a free place if you need it (enter 0).PricePay what you want