East London Waste Authority
East London Waste Authority

Clothes Swap

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Community Clothes swaps

Our next event is

Thursday 5th October 3:30 – 5:30pm
Manor Park Library, 685-693 Romford Rd, London E12 5BS
Bring along gently used clothing for donation on the day for a rolling drop and swap.
Accepted donations: Gently used, clean clothing, accessories and bags
Not accepted: Shoes, underwear, socks and tights.
No booking necessary

Entry entitles you to free refreshments and up to 5 ‘new to you‘ items plus, join Barley from Fabrications to learn some handy clothing upcycling tips and extend the life of clothes that little bit longer!

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Want to get involved – we’d love some extra hands to support with this event, so if you’re interested in volunteering send us a message to michaela.main@eastlondonwaste.gov.uk 

One way to reuse your old stuff is to look out for (or run your own) Swap Shops or Give and Take Days. These events let people find things they need, and get rid of things they don’t.

They are just like a Bring & Buy Sale, but without any money, it’s all free. Just bring along anything you don’t need: old books, clothes, CDs, videos, toys, games, knickknacks etc and pick up something you do need, completely free.

Check your council website and social media for upcoming swapping events. Or organise one in your local school, community or faith centre or even at work. For more information about how to run your own event, click here

Linked to a school and interested in swapping school uniform? Find out more about The School Uniform Bank project here 

Did you know we loan our clothes swap equipment for FREE?

If your a community group interested in running your own community clothes swap, fill in our contact form below to register your interest in loaning our kit.

What’s included in the kit?

Clothing Rails
Editable posters/ leaflets
A1 outdoor display board
Stand alone mirror/table top mirror


Clothes Swap Kit Loan interest form

To view and complete this form on a digital device, simply rotate to landscape view.

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