Sustainable UCL


Swap Shop

25 March 2022, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Event banner with writing that says "Clothes Swap, refresh your wardrobe by swapping your once loved clothes with other students and staff. Join us every last Friday of the month during term time. Location is UCL New Student Centre. #ChangePossible

​​​​​​​We all love fashion, but it can have a huge impact on the environment and the people who make our clothes. We will be running swap shops every last Friday of the month during term time from 10 to 4.

Event Information

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Chiara Morfeo – Sustainable UCL


UCL Student Centre
27-28 Gordon Square
United Kingdom

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Did you know?

  • The UK bins 235 million items of clothing each spring.
  • Textile manufacturing uses huge amounts of water, much of which gets flushed into waterways laden with contaminants such as bleaches, acids, inks and dyes. Farmers in parts of China and India are reportedly predicting fashion’s next biggest hues by the colour of rivers tainted by textile industry runoff.
  • Workers in developing nations are often paid a pittance to work in unsafe conditions.

Save money and the environment by swapping your clothes at our swap shops!

Steps for a Successful Swap

  1. Bring along your preloved clothing that you want to swap. Make sure the items you're bringing aren't stained or broken and only bring clothing items. Limit the items you bring to a reasonable amount.
  2. Browse the clothes available in the Swap Shop.
  3. Swap your preloved clothing for these clothes.
  4. If you don't see anything you like, collect a tag and come along to a future Swap Shop to find something there that you'd like to swap: the clothes available are always changing.

We run our Swap Shops in a spirit of trust and community. We do not tolerate abuse of the swap system. 

All Clothes Swap Shops run from 10 to 4 on the following dates:

25th March
29th April
27th May