A trip down Campus Thrift memory lane

A trip down Campus Thrift memory lane

In the world of sustainable fashion, few events are as eagerly anticipated as the humble clothing swap. A celebration of community, style, and environmental consciousness, these gatherings offer a unique opportunity to refresh wardrobes while minimizing our carbon footprint. As we reflect on our journey, we can't help but marvel at the evolution of our clothing swaps from their inception in 2023 to the vibrant, dynamic events they've become today.

Join us as we take a nostalgic trip down memory lane, comparing our first clothing swap to the one we hosted this year. From the initial sparks of inspiration to the bustling exchanges of garments, our swaps have grown and transformed, mirroring the shifting landscape of sustainable fashion. Let's explore the journey, the lessons learned, and the exciting developments that have shaped our community of thrifty fashion enthusiasts.



In our first swap, we were supported by almost 60 amazing members of the (community) and around 200 students and community members for our Sheridan swap! The growth from 60 attendees in our first clothing swap in 2023 to a staggering 200 participants in our second event is truly remarkable. We're humbled and immensely grateful for the overwhelming support and enthusiasm from our community, whose passion for sustainable fashion inspires us. Each attendee represents a shared commitment to reducing textile waste and embracing the joys of secondhand style, and we extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who joined us during the events. 

Clothes Swapped

The significant increase in swapped clothing, from approximately 300 articles in our 2023 event to a remarkable 500 articles in 2024, underscores the growing impact of our community's commitment to sustainability. Not only does this mean more individuals are embracing the concept of reusing and recycling clothing, but it also translates to a tangible reduction in textile waste and carbon emissions. With each garment finding a new home through swapping, we're collectively contributing to a healthier environment and a more conscientious approach to fashion consumption.


In conclusion, our clothing swaps are just going to get bigger and better. As our swaps grow in size and scope, so does our impact! Be sure to follow our social media channels for updates on future swaps and join us in shaping the future of sustainable fashion together! Don’t forget to browse our site for more blogs and future event info. 

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