How to Host your own Clothes Swap
Hosting a Clothes Swap is a great way to declutter your wardrobe, discover new styles and support an amazing charity. It’s so easy we’ve broken it down into four simple steps:
Choose a donations charity (we recommend TRAID as they can pick up your clothes free of charge!)
Invite your friends and family. Ask your attendees to aim to bring 5 items. But don’t pressure them to HAVE to bring 5 as some people may not be able to, encourage as many people to come along as you want, more attendees means more swapping options!
Make sure you have an area to display clothes, a rack and hangers prepared for your guests to put their items straight on it when they arrive would be ideal. Have drinks and nibbles prepared to kill a bit of time whilst you arrange the clothes – whether by colour or items to make them easier to navigate during the swap!
Leftover items will be donated to your chosen charity.
TRAID is a charity working to stop clothes from being thrown away. We turn clothes waste into funds and resources to reduce the environmental and social impacts of our clothes. It is a circular and sustainable approach to the problems of clothes waste tackling disposal, production and consumption by:-
- Increasing clothes reuse across the UK reducing waste, carbon emissions and consumption
- Funding international development projects to improve conditions and working practices in the textile industry
- Educating people of all ages about the impacts of textiles on the environment and people’s lives, and how we can make more sustainable choices
Book a TRAID collection for free:
By website: www.traid.org.uk/thought-23
By email: [email protected]
By phone: 020 8733 2595