Ossett business woman praises town for continued support after suffering throughout lockdown
A recycling clothes store owner has praised the Ossett community for their support after suffering throughout the Covid lockdowns.
Like many businesses, Julia Ward, owner of Lilly Lu Dress Agency on Station Road, has struggled throughout country-wide lockdowns, but has praised the community for returning on the reopening to show their support.
She said: “We found it particularly hard throughout the lockdown but every time we reopen our customers come back.
“A lot of my customers are now my friends and I am so grateful to them.”
Lilly Lu accepts clothing from customers and then sells them on and splits the profit equally with the seller to stop clothing going to waste,
Julia said: “We keep items for no longer than six weeks at a time ensuring there is always something new and exciting in the shop with new items arriving weekly which provides paradise to bargain hunters.”
If the clothes do not sell they are then returned to the owner or donated to Wakefield Hospice.
“We ensure there is zero waste or landfill and the customers love it as every piece is unique and there will only be one of the kind in the shop.” Julia said.
“We just try and make it the best experience possible for the customers, by styling pieces together and constantly changing the stock on the floor there is always something different.”
The business was established 12 years ago and Julia has owned the business for four years but will continue to help stop clothing going to landfill.