The clothing exchange brings fashionistas, vintage connoisseurs and op-shopping veterans together to swap clothes in order to update their wardrobes and save the planet!
The clothing exchange team hosts a monthly clothing exchange events where people swap clothes they no longer wear for those they will. Additionally, The Clothing Exchange sporadically holds events for Fashionable Families, Fashionistas with designer tastes and the well dressed gentlemen of Sydney.
Over the last few years, people have been attending these exchange events, enjoying the hunt for ‘new’ clothes to replace those they contributed within a friendly, social context. The exchange is like a giant clothing store where everything is free. The only currency that counts are the buttons received for the garments contributed upon entry that are later used to ‘pay’ for the new selections. When the exchange begins, the room is filled with racks laden with clothes. Upon conclusion, there’s a small pile on the floor as attendees leave with bags full, big smiles and credit cards remain unused inside wallets. The exchange releases “fashion waste” from closeted detention where it’s given a second life instead of contributing to landfill or worse… “housefill”.
The clothing exchange was developed by Kate Pears in response to the need for reducing Australia’s problem of wasteful consumption which is soaring above the 10 billion dollar mark each year. Unlike most forms of environmental activism, the exchange enlivens and excites people by amplifying the simple, sustainable practice of sharing. While people attend the event seeking a free wardrobe update, they often find themselves equally elated by the prospect of seeing their unwanted clothes getting a new lease on life and feel good taking part in collective action for sustainable development.
Welcome, Sydney Clothing Swappers!
March 14 · 11:00 AM
The Clothing Exchange Sydney presents........
This March the Clothing Exchange Sydney invites you to a fashionable event with a twist. It’s swapping not shopping. Reduce your fashion footprint by ravaging your... Learn more
November 13, 2014 · 6:00 PM
WILLOUGHBY CLOTHES SWAP SYDNEY THURSDAY 13 NOVEMBER
Swap to shop and save your pennies and the planet too
Thursday 13th of November
Check-in 6.00pm for a 7.00pm swap
Bring up to six items preloved garments or... Learn more
November 12, 2014 · 6:15 PM
The Women's Clothing and Accessories Swap Party
Do you have clothes and accessories (hats, scarfs, gloves, handbags and shoes)
that you like but no longer wear, that you think others may value or you would
like to... Learn more
November 8, 2014 · 10:00 AM
Clothes Swap Party
This event gives you the chance to trade in the lovely clothes you no longer wear for something you will. Buttons, the currency for exchange, are issued when the... Learn more
October 9, 2014 · 6:00 PM
National Swap Day
The Clothing Exchange has declared October 9th to be the fourth annual National Swap Day.
To commemorate the day, The Clothing Exchange will host simultaneous clothing... Learn more