A Market Harborough based startup which enables customers to buy and sell pre-owned clothes has surpassed its funding target.

Thrift+ describes itself as a “managed marketplace for pre-loved fashion” and has raised more £1.5m , smashing its target on Seedrs.

The company’s mission is to “help create a world without fashion waste, through giving as many items as possible a second life”.

To date the business has recirculated 500,000 items of clothing, and raised over £1.6m for charities.

On Linkedin founder Joe Metcalfe said:

“We set out with a target of £1.3m and are delighted to be over 120% funded. This will put us in a brilliant position to deliver our ambitious plans for 2023 to invest in our tech – brand new ecommerce site launching in Jan! Expand our partnerships – £bn retailer coming soon! Overhaul our brand – brighter, lighter and full of optimism!”