Free Hobart Clothes Swap – supported by the Hobart City Council

The Clothing Exchange is proud to host a Free Hobart Clothes Swap in collaboration with the Hobart City Council this Mother’s Day. This is the first council swap of it's kind in Hobart!

Did you know that 6 tonnes of clothing are thrown out every 10 minutes? Let’s slow this down and have fun at the same time!

Tasmanian host Susannah Slatter said The Clothing Exchange puts the fun back into recycling. 

“Demand is strong owing to the ongoing trend of supporting sustainable, ethical and environmentally sound business practices and I’m thrilled that the Hobart City Council is leading the way and getting involved" she said. 

While people attend the event seeking a wardrobe update, they often find themselves equally elated by the prospect of seeing their unwanted clothes getting a new lease on life and feel good taking part in collective action for sustainable development. 

The Clothing Exchange will be held on Sunday 13 May at the Hobart Town Hall. Clothes are checked-in at 1pm and the swap begins at 2pm. This is a free event but bookings are essential – email to book.

Celebrating the augural Clothing Exchange event in Tasmania

2017 marks another milestone in the journey of The Clothing Exchange as we expand our events and, even more importantly, our message, around the nation. In June, Hobartian and long-time follower of The Clothing Exchange, Susannah Slatter jumped at the change to join the team and bring our swapping concept to her home state.

The swap was held at the iconic Salamanca Arts Centre in October and drew a very excited crowd of women. They were keen to find out more about how the swap works (many were happy to donate more than the minimum six items) and celebrate their personal style at the same time. The Clothing Exchange’s National Co-ordinator Kristen Fredericks made the trip especially from Sydney to help launch the event and ensure its success.

And a success it was! A combination of beautiful weather, fabulous clothes and champagne made for very happy swappers, all of whom were happy to provide new homes for highly valued clothing. As you can see from the photos if was a beautiful event and word has quickly spread with more events being requested for 2018.

A big thank you to Susannah for coming on board, not to mention the team of devoted volunteers without whom there wouldn’t have been any event. Your efforts are keeping clothing out of landfill and helping to make the world a better place.

Any leftover garments were bundled up for the Australian Red Cross who raise funds for their charitable endeavours and we look forward to many more events in future.

Our Fashion Week Swap is Going Global!


We are proud to be partnering with the international sustainable swapping organization Global Fashion Exchange for a fantastic swap on February 29th. The collaborative initiative, is designed to promote sustainable consumption and empower consumers to take actions for a better environment while they renew their wardrobe. Guests of the swap will be able to learn and engage in sustainability in style and walk away with a fashionable new addition to their wardrobe. 

We'd like to introduce our proud partners the Global Fashion Exchange headed by Patrick Duffy who believes...

“The fashion industry is the second largest contributor to pollution in the world, one of the best ways for consumers to affect change in their own backyard is to give their existing garments a new home and the Global Fashion Exchange will make this possible with The Clothing Exchange in Melbourne” 

We couldn't be happier to join with like-minded swap pioneers as TCE founder Kate Luckins said:

“We are delighted to collaborate with GFX so we can learn from each other about the best practice for swapping and magnify the impact of what we are all trying to achieve by shrinking fashion footprints and fostering a sustainable fashion conscience”

So pop on over to our events page and book your tickets to this landmark VAMFF event!