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We believe in sharing clothes.

WHY?

Sharing clothes not only helps save clothes from landfills and your money, but it spreads joy and human connection.

WHY DOES IT MATTER?

The fashion industry is one of the world's biggest polluters

100 billion new items of clothing are made every year.

73% of clothes produced worldwide go to landfill.

Only 1% of clothes manufactured are recycled into new clothes.

£140M IS THROWN AWAY EACH YEAR

It's an economic problem for shoppers too.

A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER, LYDIA HARTLEY

As a university student, I was a confessed fast fashion addict. I constantly bought new, low-quality clothes from high street brands to wear for nights out. When I finished university, I left with a wardrobe full of clothes I didn't like, so I began to reflect. I realised I had fallen directly into the trap that these brands had laid out for me. The clothes I owned did not last. They shrunk, ripped or fell apart after a few washes, forcing me to buy more from the same brand I purchased from in the first place.


So in November 2019, I decided to investigate solutions to my problem and discovered clothes swapping events as an affordable and fun way to acquire new clothes sustainably whilst socialising with friends, and began running my own.

Then COVID hit, and all events came to a grounding halt. As a result, we built the Don't Shop, Swap platform during the lockdown, so our customers could continue swapping online.

Our purpose is to help people spend less money on sustainable fashion by sharing clothes rather than buying them. Not only does sharing reduce the number of clothes heading to landfills, but it also increases our feeling of connection to others.

Join us on our mission to save the world through fashion.

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