Why Use our Children's Clothing Exchange in 2023?

Using a clothing exchange is not only great for the environment, it can help save you significant amounts of money. 

Thanks to the cost of living crisis, many families are looking for ways to reduce their monthly budget. With everything from food and transportation to tickets for events soaring in price, you don’t want to be paying over the odds for clothes. 

We can help you have more to spend on food and other essentials, along with that upcoming family holiday. 

The number of people purchasing secondhand clothing has soared over the past few years, with many amazed by what they can find online. 

A clothes swap is even more affordable, since you’re exchanging items rather than buying them. It’s one of the most budget-friendly ways to update your child’s wardrobe. It can also help them wear the latest trends without you spending a fortune! Our clothing exchange helps you discover all sorts of unique pieces which are no longer sold in stores. 

Using our children’s clothing exchange is the sustainable option. 

Fast fashion has led to colossal amounts of waste, with 350,000 tonnes of clothing ending up in landfills in 2018 alone. Because children grow so fast, unless you pass on their attire, it can quickly become wasteful. 

Then there’s those pieces you buy, but that are never used. Perhaps you made an impulse buy that your child doesn’t like, or they outgrow quicker than you thought. There’s guaranteed to be someone out there who would love to use it.

It can also be more ethical. Fast fashion involves rapidly produced clothing items which often involve exploitative labour practices. By swapping clothes, you can help to promote a more ethical approach to fashion consumption.

As they grow, children go through a lot of clothes. 

According to Future Net Zero, more than 183 million items of kids’ clothing are disposed of each year. It goes without saying that such huge amounts of waste could have an impact on our children in the future.

With more kids than ever caring about the environment, using a clothing exchange is a great way to inspire them to develop similar habits in adulthood. 

Be part of a strong community. 

We look to foster a strong sense of community, helping you connect with like-minded people who care about sustainable fashion and the latest styles and trends. It’s a chance to network, make friends, and build relationships, whether you use SwapC’s online or visit one of our swap events.

Upcoming swap events include one in Catford Mews Cinema  where you can drop off those clothes your child has outgrown. 

Discover more about our children’s clothing exchange or check out our frequently asked questions.