As the current outbreak of COVID-19 continues to spread, we ask that all citizens around the world follow the advice of their local government health guidelines and comply with any restrictions to public events and venues.
Here’s what this means in a practical sense:
Once it is safe to do so, people all over the world will host and/or attend swaps and document their events. Fashion Revolution and GFX will provide how-to guides, promotional tools, advice, and support along the way. Resources can be found on this webpage.
Register your swap using our online form. Promote your event by uploading it to our events page and share photos and updates from your events on social media using the hashtags #fashionrevolution and #clothesswap. As a movement, we will aim to highlight the benefits of swapping for people and the planet and answer the tricky questions that come along with it.
Once it is safe to do so, you can host in your living room, your office, in your local community centre or a public event space. To get things started whilst stuck at home, read our Haulternative guide for some tips on digital swaps.
You can invite friends, enemies, colleagues or open it up to members of the public. The possibilities are endless. If you do decide to host, make sure you register your swap to receive the complete swap kit which is full of goodies to help you on your way.REGISTER YOUR SWAP
Everything you need to host a swap. Includes: How-to host guide, educational posters, swing tags, curation tips, event ideas and more. Made with support from Ecover.GET YOUR KIT
This is a step by step guide to hosting a swap as part of The Great Fashion Revolution Clothes Swap, including event logistics, educational tools, promotional resources, and tips and tricks. Made with support from Ecover.READ THE GUIDE
Spread the word! Download these posters, print them out, stick them up and get people swapping. Reuse and up-cycle old paper where ever possible. Made with support from Ecover.DOWNLOAD POSTER
Once you've swapped, you'll want to know the best way to take care of your new pieces. We've made a guide for that! Made with support from Ecover.DOWNLOAD CARE GUIDE
Say goodbye and farewell to your clothing using a 'goodbye' tag. Tell swappers you made the item they're holding with an 'I made your clothes' tag. Recommend an up-cycle with the 'Upcycle Me' tag. Made with support from Ecover.DOWNLOAD TAGS
Seasoned swappers from the Fashion Revolution Global Network have shared their top tips and tricks for successful swapping. Made with support from Ecover.READ NOW
Take the #haulternative challenge — a way of refreshing your wardrobe without buying new clothes: from shopping secondhand, swapping (yay), renting special pieces, to DIY customisation.READ NOW
We want to change how people think and feel about their clothes and how they engage with their wardrobes. Consumption and waste are huge issues within the current fashion industry and we believe we have the power to change that.
Did you know: Extending the life of clothing by nine months can reduce carbon, waste and water footprints by 20-30%. Thats huge! Swapping is the future, promise.
Of course! We want to make this the largest global clothes swap ever and that means everyone is invited. Register your event using our online form and promote it by adding it to our events map. If you’re ready to start planning, in order to make the biggest impact, organise for your swap to fall during Fashion Revolution Week which is the 20th to the 26th of April 2020.
It’s time for a Fashion Revolution. Swapping clothes is good for your wardrobe, your wallet and the planet. We all know that but it’s time to show the rest of the world the power of the swap. By joining together, we hope to make enough noise that the whole planet listens. As a united movement, we will aim to highlight the benefits of swapping for people and planet and answer the tricky questions that come along with it.
Fashion Revolution Week is our key campaign week in April, which falls on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1138 people and injured many more on 24th April 2013. That is the day Fashion Revolution was born. The current fashion system is fragmented, opaque and built upon the exploitation of resources and of people. We need to rethink how that industry works. We need to rethink the model. Read the Fashion Revolution Manifesto to see what we believe the industry should look like and why we campaign for change.