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Posh-swaps.com a new site for swapping buying and selling second hand clothes officially launched on 28th April 2009.
Posh-swaps.com a new site for swapping buying and selling second hand clothes officially launched on 28th April 2009. The website which features vintage, second hand and restyled clothes is completely free to register, buy or sell. Clothes swapping has become hugely popular since swishing parties caught on, a phenomena in the US. Clothes swapping offers a sustainable and eco friendly for people to refresh their wardrobes and update their style. It helps to combat the growing problem of textile waste in landfill which has been made worse by the latest trend for fast fashions. Second hand clothes also help to reduce the environmental impact of the manufacture and distribution of new clothing. Eco fashion is currently seeing a huge increase in interest as consumers become more aware of the impacts of their consumer choices on the environment. The impact of pesticides in cultivation of cotton has been particularly well publicised and initiatives such as the governments sustainable clothing action plan and Estethica at London Fashion Week has further increased the public interest in sustainable style. Ceri Heathcote Director of Heathcote Communication “We want Posh Swaps to be a free resource where anyone can buy/ sell or swap second hand vintage and restyled clothes. We hope to help create an environmentally and economically sustainable way for people to refresh and update their wardrobes. Swishing parties have become huge and this is just the next step in making the swapping a simple process, with plenty of choice that individuals have complete control over. The Posh Swaps blog will contain posts to help people develop their own individual style instead of following trends as well as fashion on a budget and eco fashion”.
Posh-swaps.com offers the opportunity to sell refashioned clothes for free
Posh Swaps, the recently launched website for swapping, buying and selling second hand clothes, now offers those recycling, refashioning and reworking old clothes, the chance to sell their creations for free. Clothes swap websites, second hand and vintage clothes have seen a recent surge in popularity due to a combination of factors including environmental awareness and the recession. Now fashionistas are taking recycling one step further giving old clothes a new lease of life by refashioning and restyling them into new creations. The beauty of wearing refashioned clothes is that each piece is completely unique and individual. Posh Swaps celebrates individual style using second hand and vintage clothes. They promote recycling and environmental issues through their blog, but also recognise the need to look stylish. By allowing creators of refashioned clothes, they hope to create a vibrant market place of innovative and fresh styles for everyone to enjoy. Selling homemade fashion is also hugely popular with many crafters selling their individual pieces through sites like Etsy and Folksy, the UK equivalent. Posh Swaps offers those making fashions using recycled materials a sales platform that is completely free to use. Refashioning of old clothes is the next big trend with some of the big corporate and high street names selling recycled and reworked clothes including Oxfam and Topshop. There are also a growing number of innovative designers and labels using old clothes and recycled textiles in their designs. Whether swapping, selling or buying registration is free and straight forward to set up. Once your account is formed you may begin listing your creations to sell. Simply add a photograph and description of you item and tick the new creation box. Sellers can receive payments directly by PayPal or cheque. The most innovative and talented refashioners will also be featured on the Posh Swaps blog giving them additional exposure.
Posh-swaps.com celebrates International Day of Swishing with free online swishing party
Posh-swaps.com will celebrate International Day of Swishing on 9th January 2009 with a free online swishing party. The party is open to anyone and everyone with the opportunity to list and swap as many clothes as they like for free. The phenomena of swishing or clothes swap parties have become hugely popular as they are fun, frugal and environmentally friendly. Online swapping is the perfect alternative to swishing for those who prefer to swap from the comfort of their own home. 9th January 2009 has been declared International Day of Swishing by Futerra Sustainability Communications and Lucy Shea founder of Swishing. The flagship event will be held at the Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel in London but for swappers all over the world who want to take part, there will also be an online swishing party at Posh-swaps.com on 9th December 2009. Swappers can join the online party by registering with posh-swaps.com, before listing as many items of clothing as they like by uploading a photo, description and details. They can then browse swap items listed by others before proposing as many swaps as they like. The website is completely free to use including registering, listing, swapping buying and selling second hand clothes. Fashion Bloggers from all over the world will also be invited to attend and help promote sustainable style by listing their clothes. Ceri Heathcote founder of Posh-swaps.com commented “International Day of Swishing is such a great opportunity to get people from all over the online at once to swap clothes, have fun and promote sustainable style. It is also a great way to refresh your wardrobe for the New Year without spending money and swap any unwanted Christmas presents ” Attend the posh-swaps.com online swap by visiting www.posh-swaps.com to register and list your items of clothing on or before 9th January 2010.
Posh-Swaps.com clothes swapping website celebrates its first birthday
This month will mark the first anniversary of the launch of clothes swapping website Posh-swaps.com. Celebrations at Posh-swaps.com will include a prize draw for anyone that registers and lists clothes to swap during May. There will be some great prizes to be won including £100 of shoe vouchers. Posh Swaps is a place to swap, buy and sell clothes for free. Its first year has been an eventful one, with two clothes swapping or swishing parties in Chiswick and Bath and many more online swaps. Swapping has become hugely popular lately because it is a great way to refresh your wardrobe without spending any money and is also great for the environment. It reduces the amount of clothing going into landfill and also the environmental impacts associated with the manufacture of new clothes. Other clothes websites have introduced fees for swapping, buying and selling clothes, but Posh-swaps has no plans to introduce any fees or charges and hopes to encourage the swapping and recycling of clothes by providing this free service. Throughout the last year Posh-swaps.com has also continued to promote sustainable style and eco fashion through the Posh Swaps blog.To find out more about swapping, buying and selling second hand clothes visit www.posh-swaps.com.

 
Clothes swapping
 

Why Swap Clothes?

There are lots of great reasons to clothes swap. Clothes swapping is really the ultimate alternative to guilt free shopping. It is a great way to get new clothes without environmental impact or spending money.

The Environment

Clothes swapping and second hand clothes are the complete opposite of ‘fast fashion’ the term used to describe the buying of cheaply produced clothes that are worn only a few times before being thrown away.

Waste Reduction

Swapping, buying and selling second hand clothing is the ideal way to reduce the amount of textile waste that goes into landfill each year in the UK. Much of the clothing that is disposed of in landfill is made of synthetic fibres that will never break down. Even the natural fibres produce green house gases as part of the process of biodegrading. There is also the problem of chemicals and dyes been washed from textile waste into the water system.

Carbon Footprint

All new clothing that is manufacture will use energy and therefore produce carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is a green house gas that contributed to global warming. By reusing second hand clothes instead of producing new, the carbon footprint of clothing manufacture can be reduced.

Pollution from clothing manufacture

Clothing manufacture is a significant source of pollution both with the chemicals used for manufacture and the pesticides used in the growth of cotton. Reducing the amount of new clothing produced helps to reduce the amount of pollution caused by clothing manufacture.

Use of unsustainable resources

Clothing manufacture uses unsustainable petro chemicals both as raw materials in the production of synthetic fibres and for energy used in the manufacture of all clothing.

To Save Money

Swapping, buying and selling second hand clothes is an excellent way to save money. It cuts down on waste. Clothes that have been bought but are no longer wanted can be resold through websites. They can also be swapped online or at swapping parties. Swapping is a great way to refresh and update a wardrobe without spending very much (if any) money. For those who love designer clothes but cannot afford the expensive price tag, they can get a piece by their favourite designer. As designer clothes are quite an valuable asset, it makes sense to make money by selling them on, once they are no longer wanted or needed.

For Fun

Clothes swaps, buying and selling second hand clothes is great fun. It is a risk free way to try out a new look without spending too much money. Clothe swapping parties are a great way for those who love socialising to get some new clothes and also have a chat and a laugh with friends. Clothes swapping parties are also a great way to meet new friends that share a love of fashion and clothes.

Clothes swapping websites appeal to those who love browsing for clothes on the internet and trying out new and innovative looks. Many second hand and vintage clothing enthusiasts love shopping and swapping because it is such fun finding old but new unique clothes.  

 
 
 
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