Swap till you drop to reduce clothing waste

The organisers of the HU5 Clothes Swap are excited to announce that they are holding their third clothes swap of the year later this month.

Research suggests 83 per cent of Brits have at least six items of clothing in their wardrobe that they have not worn in the last year, with some admitting to owning over 200 items they don’t even wear.

The HU5 Clothes Swap – which will take place at St Ninian’s and St Andrew’s Scout Hut – has been designed to tackle this issue on a local level by setting up a space where people can swap unwanted clothing with ‘new’ items.

To ensure a smooth running day, the event has a 20-item limit and a token system in place (one item = one token). But don’t worry, If you don’t find the same number of items to take away, you can carry your tokens across to the next swap.

The organisers also ask that people only bring items in good condition. Ask yourself, would I pay money for this in a shop? 

Accepted items include:

  • Adult clothing
  • Children’s clothing
  • Baby clothes welcome
  • Bags 
  • Shoes

A spokesperson from the HU5 Clothes Swap said: “Regardless of whether you are an HU5er or not, everyone is welcome! We can’t wait to see you all having a good rummage and a natter on the day!”

The HU5 Clothes Swap will take place at St Ninian’s and St Andrew’s Scout Hut, Chanterlands Avenue, Hull, on Sunday 23 October, from noon until 3pm.

Entry is £1 per person and children go free.

For more information and updates, visit the Facebook page @HU5ClothesSwap