How to Swap Old Clothes
Another approach to recycling clothing involves swapping, which means you trade your things for another person’s.
A group of women gather in someone’s home to exchange clothing. Some parties also allow women to buy or sell clothing for nominal prices.
What to swap: It all depends on the rules set forth by the hostess (and, quite frankly, what she’s looking to acquire). One swap party may call for designer items, another for shoes and accessories.
How it works: Again, the rules vary. You can swap items based on value. If there isn’t a suitable swap, a guest can offer to buy outright. Every partygoer will usually show up with one or two pieces and leave with one or two new ones. (Swaps tend to be one for one.)
Where to find it: Word of mouth.
An international virtual swap party, done entirely via the Internet.
What to swap: Clothing, shoes, accessories, and cosmetics. Designer items receive the most attention.
How it works: Membership is free. After you’ve registered, the process is much like eBay or Craigslist, only you’re swapping, not selling.
Where to find it: swapstyle.com.