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 latest news a new site for swapping buying and selling second hand clothes officially launched on 28th April 2009. 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”. 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. celebrates International Day of Swishing with free online swishing party 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 on 9th December 2009. Swappers can join the online party by registering with, 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 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 online swap by visiting to register and list your items of clothing on or before 9th January 2010. clothes swapping website celebrates its first birthday
This month will mark the first anniversary of the launch of clothes swapping website Celebrations at 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 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

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