Swop2shop – recycle your clothing and keep it from the landfill

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swop2shop. It's free to recycling your clothes

swop2shop. It's free to recycling your clothes

I’ve been talking to Zoe from Swop2Shop. Swop2shop is going to save tonnes of clothing from going into the landfill, enable you to recycle to your heart’s content and will help you get a new wardrobe of clothing for free!

Swop2shop is an online facility which encourages you to trade your clothes for points, not cash, which you can use to ‘buy’ other items. Clothes recycling at its best!

Recycling clothes

From high Street chains to top designers, Swop2shop is only available for women at the moment, but Swop2shop kids is arriving later in the month. And maybe the guys will be able to get on board once we’re all busy swapping and have built up enough interest!

Set up by two busy working Mums with toddlers, Zoe and Kathryn feel passionate about recycling. They set up the site as a Guilt Free Shopping environment with the ability to refresh your wardrobe as often as you like!

Swap clothes for free

If you’re unable to get along to a local swishing event, or, like me, all your friends are different clothes sizes to you, then online swapping is a great way to get a new wardrobe from the comfort of your home.

Swop2shop is free to register, free to view, free to list, free to swap AND you get 5 points when you register, so you can get your mitts on something straight away!

If you decide to join, please add me as your referrer: MrsGreen (copy and paste, there is no space). It doesn’t earn me anything, but helps Zoe and Kathryn figure out where interest is coming from.

What about you? Have you ever attended a swishing event or used an online swap facility for clothes?


About the Author ()

I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. Layla says:

    Ooh, I’ve seen some pretty things at their site!! 🙂

    Too bad it’s UK & Channel Islands only so far!! 🙂

    Just curious, how is it different from the other swishing site/s?

    I really delighted in an impromptu swishing event with friends (such joy!! knowing your clothes would be TREASURED not dumped!!)), still to set up or find a swishing event here in Slovenia!! 🙂

  2. Sarah says:

    That looks interesting. I’ve joined and might get round to having a closer look soon. Life is a bit chaotic at the moment, sorry.

  3. Maureen says:

    I organised a clothes swap evening with some friends. It got me to go through my wardrobe and do some serious decluttering. it was great to get some wonderful new clothes and also to hear the stories behind some of the items. I feel closer to my friends when I wear their ex- clothes too! a real win-win

  4. Mrs Green says:

    @Layla: Hi Layla, not sure how it differs to other sites. Hopefully I’ll be meeting up with Zoe at some point, so I can ask her.

    @Sarah: How’s everything in your life, Sarah? Are things less hectic now?

    @Maureen: What a lovely story, Maureen. I like how you have a piece of history when you wear your clothes; that’s very special 🙂

  5. Sarah says:

    @Mrs Green: Umm, no. It’s just different chaos!

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