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.
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.
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.
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.
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.