Sustainable UCL


UCL Swap Shop

26 April 2024, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

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Did you know that 26% of the items in our wardrobes go unworn? We're holding clothes swap shops across the year so that pre-loved clothing doesn't go to waste, and you can find something new you love. Join us on the foyer of the Student Centre for these events!

This event is free.

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UCL Student Centre
27-28 Gordon Square
United Kingdom

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 throughout the year!

Did you know?

  • The UK bins 235 million items of clothing each spring.
  • The production of clothes involves a series of energy-intensive processes, including raw material extraction, spinning, weaving, dyeing, printing, and transportation. Swapping clothes is therefore an excellent way to be more sustainable – as production of clothing has an enormous carbon footprint. Buying clothes second-hand reduces its impact by an average of 70%.*
  • 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!

*Source: read here

How it works

  1. Bring along your preloved clothing that you want to swap.
  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.
  5. No resellers pleaseWe're here to rehome clothes so they can be loved again and to limit the impact feeling great in a new look has on the planet. We're not here for us or others to make money from generously swapped clothes. Suspected resellers will be politely asked to leave.

Future dates

All Clothes Swap Shops run from 10am to 4pm on:

  • Friday 26th April