Solution: Clothes swap. Owner: Hertfordshire County Council and Fashion Revolution. Strategy: Reuse
Residents drop off unwanted clothes and receive a token for each garment. They can use this ticket to acquire someone else’s donation.
Typical events include 50-100 people.
Potential circular economy impact
This solution prolongs the life and value of clothing. It also diverts garments from landfill and incineration.
Clothes swaps positively impact local residents, helping people to acquire clothes for free. It also reinforces a sense of community, encouraging people to gather in one space.
People: Council team to facilitate clothes swap; residents.
Resources: Donated clothes; space for the swap; tokens.
Full resource list available from Fashion Revolution.
Implementation: Organising and promoting drop-off events; organising and promoting swap days.