People who haven’t yet visited a “clothes swap” are missing out on major savings!
In a tight economy, clothes swaps are lifesavers. They allow you to obtain new (second-hand) clothes in exchange for clothing items you no longer want, without digging into your wallet.
Clothes swaps are the easiest way to get new clothes without spending a dime. Not only are they better for your finances, but they also help increase the lifespan of clothes and prevent them from being dumped into landfills
Here’s everything you need to know about clothes swaps:
Environmentalists all over the globe have been sounding the alarm about the dangers of the fast-fashion industry. Since the industry has officially become the second greatest polluter on the planet, environmental agencies are demanding that governments place regulations on fashion companies.
Although some efforts are being made to curb the damage caused by the fashion industry, there’s still a long way to go.
In the meantime, consumers can take a stand against the industry by decreasing the demand for new clothing items.
By participating in clothes swaps instead of purchasing new clothes, consumers can help bring down demand.
Eco-fashion brands aren’t as recognized as major fast-fashion brands. If you are a passionate eco-fashion consumer, you can use clothes swaps to introduce other participants to more environmentally-friendly brands.
There’s pressure on the eco-fashion segment to produce more fashionable clothing in an attempt to replace fast-fashion altogether by enticing customers to purchase more environmentally-friendly products.
The best reason to go to a clothes swap is to save on buying brand new items.
For example, if you invested in a Gucci blazer many years ago and have worn it to all kinds of events, you’re bound to get bored of it eventually. Instead of saving up to buy a new designer jacket and feeling bad for no longer wanting your old one, you can head out to a clothes swap and exchange your jacket for another one of similar quality. No money required!
At Whitehouse & Schapiro, we do our part to preserve the environment by preventing 2.5 million tops of textile waste from piling up in landfills. We collect donated used clothes and shoes in Baltimore and export them to countries that need them.
Note: Whitehouse & Schapiro collects excess inventory from thrift locations and credential clothing via Clean Out Your Closets for a Cause™ (COYC™). COYC™ is a successful credential collection program that enables non-profit organizations to engage churches, businesses, schools, municipalities, donors, and volunteers in their fundraising efforts.
Contact us and join us in our cause!