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Hackney Clothes Swap

October 21, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

LOANHOOD hosts a clothes swap.

This clothes swap is extra special as we will be joined by global advocacy organisation Remake

Come and say hi to the Remake Ambassadors and learn how you can get involved in their advocacy work.


Clothes swaps are an opportunity to circulate clothes and accessories with other members of your community.

350,000 tonnes, that’s around £140 million worth of used but still wearable clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year and we want to prevent that from happening so bring your clothes along and swap for something new to you. For items you aren’t wearing but don’t want to part with then check out our rental app. There are lots of way to be part of the circular economy. Only together can we make a difference.


Please bring no more than 5 items of clothing, accessories and/or footwear freshly cleaned * and ready to go on the racks. We accept all shapes and sizes including children’s clothing.

We offer a token system for customers who bring no more than 5 items. Items will be categorised into relevant tiers (1 token under £50, 2 tokens over £50) based on the type, brand, RRP and condition. This will dictate how many tokens you can use to shop for new items. 2 token items will have a yellow sticker assigned to them.

This is a community driven swap where we accept items from high street up to high end.

DROP 11:30- 15:30

Rolling drop and swap

You will be able to drop and swap all day from 12:00pm until 4pm.

We open the doors for drop only at 11:30am, this gives us chance to populate the shop before we officially open the doors for swapping at 12pm.

Bring up to 5 items to trade for tokens. Items will be assessed by the Swap Shop Assistants on arrival and displayed on the rails. Once the items are traded for tokens they go straight onto the shop floor, so make sure you are 100% sure before you pass them over.


12:00- 16:00

Browse the rails and use your token currency to exchange for new preloved items. You can only swap if you have dropped items during the drop period.

If you don’t use all your tokens you can save and bring to the next clothes swap.


Clean and of good quality.

Free of faults or minor repairs

Something you once valued or will be valued by someone else. Ask yourself – would you give this to a friend?

*No Underwear/Swimwear

All items will be assessed using LOANHOOD ‘Swap-Shop Item Guide’ by our Swap Shop Assistants.


1 Token – preloved under £50

2 Tokens – preloved over £50 & great condition (keep an eye out for the yellow stickers)


Please be considerate of your fellow swappers and swap shop assistants

You can only hold onto 10 items at any one time, which means

– don’t put items in a corner/pile up whilst you browse as these items

– don’t put multiple items in your bag

– if you don’t want it, please put them back on the rail for others to swap

Please don’t hover around the swap shop assistants as they sort through items

No pushing, shoving, or physical contact!


DROP – The value of each items will be assigned by the Swap Shop Assistants and unchangeable after donation.

SWAP – You can only swap if you bring items to exchange.

SHOP -We can refuse any items brought to the event that do not meet the criteria of the token system. We appreciate your honesty. Please refrain from taking any garments you have not officially swapped.

LOANHOOD is the fashion rental app made for people who want to wear new stuff without buying new. Done with waiting for a sustainable change to happen, its three female co-founders came together to make it happen. On the app, Loaners can borrow other people’s clothes or rent out their own to make some money. It’s reinventing the way fashion works (for the better).

It’s not just clothes LOANHOOD like to share. We’ve got a lot of knowledge about the fashion industry and sustainability. We want to get everyone hyped up on slowing down fast fashion.



October 21, 2023
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Hackney Bridge
East Bay Lane London E15 2SJ
London, United Kingdom
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