Something about us…
Our swapping adventure started in the beginning of 2018. We started organising small clothing swaps under the name Awearness Kollektif. The events started to be bigger with partners like BlueCity010 and Motel Mozaique.
But we wanted more… because we knew events are not gonna change the linear system of consumption in the fashion industry. So we took the next step! On the 31th of August 2019 we celebrated the opening of our first swapshop in the centre
of Rotterdam: A 4 month pop-up swapshop.
How it works
1- Get your Swaps
Take a maximum of 5 items ( clothes, shoes, accessories) you don’t want to wear any more to one of our shops or events. Make sure the items are clean and undamaged. Get swaps in return for the items you hand in!
2- Find your right style
Start shopping! See what other swappers brought in. Pick cool items that suit you. Whether you look for basics, casual, funky or chique fashion, unique vintage or designer items… we have something for all styles
3- Pay and shine
Use your Swaps to ‘buy’ your newly found items and pay a small amount of service fee for each item. Your remaining Swaps stay valid. You freshen up your wardrobe in a fun, sustainable and cheap way!
Meet our SWAP heroes!
I loved the concept immediately. It’s a simple and fun way to contribute to sustainable fashion. I see so many nice items in the shop that deserve to be worn. It ́s a win-win; I can say goodbye to items I don’t want anymore, knowing it might make someone else really happy, plus I can add new items to my wardrobe with less impact on the environment. Bonus: lovely bunch of people to work with!
It’s awesome to shop without having to buy new stuff. I don’t really like new stuff. There’s so much stuff already, why make more? But I do like a new wardrobe every now and then. In that way The Swapshop is perfect for me. And maybe even more important: I loooove volunteering there, seeing other people happy with the treasures they’ve found!
Swapping really makes you more conscious, about your purchases. And that you really don’t need the lates fast fashion trends. If everyone can do a little, that goes a long way. So for me, being a volunteer and getting to know some awesome women while doing something good is a bonus.
Meet more heroes and become our new SWAP hero
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THE SWAPSHOP locations
3011 AM Rotterdam
Wednesday 12.00 – 17.00
Thursday 12.00 – 17.00
Friday 12.00 – 19.00
Saturday 12.00 – 17.00
Sunday 12.00 – 17.00
Sint Agathastraat 54
3037 SH Rotterdam
Friday 12.00 – 17.00
Saturday 12.00 – 17.00