Clothing & Accessories Swap
Clothing & Accessories Swap
November 5th, 3-7p
220 East 23rd Street Suite 400 New York, NY 10010
A clothing swap is a gathering of people who exchange their valued but no longer used clothing for clothing they will use from someone else’s wardrobe.
These swaps are an impactful and low-cost way to extend the life of our clothes, divert textiles from landfills, mix up your wardrobe, and meet like-minded people. In an effort to eliminate disposable fashion, Reclypt helps facilitate clothing swaps and is always looking for more participants, partners, and venues!
Upon entry, participants will contribute the business attire (clothing, shoes, and accessories) they brought and then “shop” through what other people have brought (to which theirs will be added). As more people show up to contribute and “shop”, the inventory changes. No payment for the clothes will be required, but it is expected that everyone interested in “shopping” will contribute their own pieces.
New Yorkers throw away 200,000 tons of textiles (equivalent to about ~4,500 subway cars in weight); 10x as much textile waste is being tossed before consumers see the products. As these textiles decompose in landfills (~10-50 years for natural fibers; synthetics can take 200 years and will never fully break down) they generate GHG emissions directly contributing to climate change.
In an effort to eliminate disposable fashion, Reclypt helps facilitate clothing swaps. We're always looking for partners/venues/communities to share this with so please reach out if you are interested!
Upcycling requires a lot less water and energy than buying new and recycling. It decreases textile waste, pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions. Overall, the practice of upcycling clothes lowers the demand for new clothing production, which is extremely wasteful and destructive for people and the planet.
Items will be shipping within 5 business days.
Made-to-Order products typically take 5-7 business days.
Once an item has been shipped, Reclypt is not responsible for packages lost or damaged in transit.
But we are MORE THAN happy to work with you to ensure you are satisfied.
To encourage reduced waste throughout our supply chain, Reclypt doesn't offer returns, but
instead "Satisfaction Guaranteed".
We strongly encourage our customers to shop intentionally, but if you are not satisfied with a product from Reclypt, please reach out and will HAPPILY work with you to ensure your satisfaction.
What is "Deadstock"?
Basically, any leftover fabric that is not being used. This can be untouched rolls of fabric, cut up fabric, or damaged fabric.
Nonetheless, it typically sits in a warehouse before it is thrown into landfills where it can take a life time to decompose, emitting harmful greenhouses gases as it does.
Also known by a few names, with “overstock”, “surplus fabric”, and “remnant” being the most common.