What is a swap shop?

Clothes the Books.

This year our school is taking part in the Digital Champions Program, our school has a strong environmental focus and we as a group decided to channel this into our project. We aim to encourage our student body to upcycle and reuse clothes. We have held multiple swap shops in the hope to reduce our schools carbon footprint.

upcycle

verb

  • reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original.

  • "the opportunity to upcycle trash, or turn it into new products, was vast"

swap shop

noun

INFORMAL

  • an agency which puts people with articles to exchange or trade in touch with each other.

  • "radio swap shops remain popular ways to exchange goods in farm communities"

  • an event to which people are invited to bring articles for exchange or trade.