Where did you get those amazing jeans, Mrs Green?

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Mrs Green looking rather pleased with her zero waste jeans

Mrs Green looking rather pleased with her zero waste jeans

Well I’m glad you asked as I’m rather chuffed with them too.

No, really, this happened. In our local shop! Someone stopped me and asked me where I got my jeans from because she was looking for a pair too.

Tight fit, but not too tight, a bit of elastane in them to retain shape and give butt lift and in light black; if you get what I mean.

The thing is I wasn’t able to help much. Well, not if she wanted a pair like mine.

You see I’ve been snooping about on the Swop2shop site which we featured some time ago on our recycled clothing post.

I finally got off my sloppy jeans clad butt and did a little wheeling and dealing. I was reminded after seeing Zoe on Working Lunch the other week at how easy it was to get clothes for free!

Like Zoe says; you sell clothes on eBay but then you spend the money on bills. So your clothes dwindles and you don’t get anything for yourself – not much fun in that is there girls?

But with swop2shop you advertise your clothes for points and then bank up your points to spend on something that takes your fancy.

Like my gorgeous jeans.

With Christmas around the corner, why not have a wardrobe revamp?

Pull out all those things you know you’re never going to wear again, pop them on Swop2shop – it’s much easier than eBay – and watch the credits roll in.

And if you really can’t wait to earn your points before you buy something you love, you can buy points to top up your balance.

Go on, I won’t tell anyone – some of the proceeds go to charity anyway, so it’s all for a good cause πŸ˜‰

Have a peek at Swop2shop’s 15 minutes of fame and see how easy it is to keep clothes from landfill and get some freebies:



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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. It’s great when that happens isn’t it. One of my favourite dresses and a pair of Betty Barclay boots often get that reaction, but I picked those up from our local LETS group as well as a charity shop. πŸ˜€

  2. Alea says:

    What a wonderful program. I need to see if we have something like that in the U.S. A great pair of jeans are priceless, no matter how you come by them!

  3. what a great idea! I hope they expand to north america (shipping things overseas would probably defeat the purpose)

  4. Condo Blues says:

    What a great idea. I usually shop the consignment stores for some reason I can find something that fits me when I consignment shop but not when I go to a regular store. Better for me, my wallet, and the environment! and that’s OK by me.

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