The Clothing Exchange was founded by Kate Luckins in Melbourne, Australia in 2004. Following a collaboration with the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival in 2006, The Clothing Exchange has become a regular event for swappers in a host of wonderful venues across Australia.
At The Clothing Exchange, we believe that looking good shouldn’t cost the earth – yet current manufacturing and fashion industry practices are responsible for a vast amount of damage to the environment and to the lives of clothing industry workers.
What’s more, swapping is a clever and thrifty way to update your wardrobe without hitting the shops and maxxing out your credit card. It saves you pennies and the planet too.
At The Clothing Exchange, you can swap your preloved garments at our professionally hosted events across Australia. Our innovative events have grown from a small community of devoted swappers to a national network of swapping. The events are always friendly and fun!
We currently host regular events in Melbourne, Sydney and Tassie, but we also offer corporate and council hosting services, swaps for schools and can assist with charity fundraisers. We’ve even hosted a national tour of five large-scale events. We host events big and small and can inhabit the tallest skyscraper (like we have for Australia Post and Telstra), a bar, gallery or even the great outdoors. Don't hesitate to get in touch with your swapping vision.
“The Clothing Exchange brought a valuable dimension to the All About Women Festival at the Sydney Opera House. They were professional to work with and genuinely engaging for our audience members.”
Christine Erskine, Acting Marketing Manager, Sydney Opera House
“The swaps were run extremely well on the ground and enjoyed by hundreds of consumers.” Eleven PR
“Partnering with The Clothing Exchange was a major factor in the success of the Telstra clothes swap event. The excitement generated amongst our patrons during the event and the positive feedback afterwards are a testament to TCE’s ability to provide a service that was both fun and sophisticated.”
Diana Vidovic, Telstra project manager
“This is great – I'm coming to the next swap. Actually I'm coming to every swap.” Happy swapper Kate, Melbourne