Want to donate your old items and get stuff back? Swap clothes and more in Singapore!
Clutter: we all want less of it. From cutting down on shopaholic habits to being more selective and making ethical choices in what we buy, we’re jumping on the sustainable fashion bandwagon. We’ve already got our list for donating stuff to charity, but if you want to give away stuff directly to someone who wants it, we have options for that. Check out swaps in Singapore for clothes, accessories and more, as well as a market full of freebies!
Where to swap clothes and more in Singapore
Circular fashion is on the rise in Singapore, and Cloop is one initiative that’s part of the charge. To take part in its fashion swap, all you have to do is bring five to 10 clean clothes in good condition and swap. And here’s the best part – it’s not a strict one-to-one exchange! You can trade your threads solo or do it with some friends. Keep an eye on its socials for the next swapping spectacular.
Cloop, Sprout Hub, 102 Henderson Road, Singapore 159562
2. The Fashion Pulpit
The Fashion Pulpit champions sustainable fashion with its platform to swap, upcycle, thrift and repurpose clothes and accessories globally. Talk about swapping up the fashion game! Instead of just giving away clothes, you’ll get to pick out a few items to take home from the studio’s existing collection. All you have to do is choose a membership (that gives you access to either a one-time swap or one year of unlimited swaps), bring your unwanted items for a quick quality check, and swap away!
The Fashion Pulpit, #02-08, OUE Downtown Gallery, 6A Shenton Way, Singapore 068815
3. Freecycle SG
When it comes to reusing and recycling, Freecycle is a global non-profit movement that aims to redistribute unwanted stuff among communities. Singapore has its own chapter: it functions as a platform (mostly on Facebook) to offer items you don’t use anymore. In turn, you’ll provide someone with what they need. But keep in mind it’s not about taking items for the sake of getting free stuff. Focus on being a responsible member by taking only things you’ll use.
Freecycle SG, check it out online
If you love shopping, you’ve probably spent a lot contributing to the fashion industry’s socially and environmentally hazardous practices. It’s time to scale it back, we say. Want to change your shopping habits? Buy less and reduce waste. That’s where Swapaholic comes in. These folks make it easy for you to overhaul your closet by giving away pieces that no longer fit your lifestyle or fashion sense, and replacing them with items you want. Join the movement by signing up to keep tabs on events around the island.
Swapaholic, check it out online
5. Singapore Really Really Free Market
They say nothing in life is free but what if we told you such a movement exists in Singapore? This is one market where everything is really, really free. Held since 2009 (stay sharp for updates!), all the goods and services here don’t cost a cent – seriously, nothing is for sale. Absolutely anyone with stuff to give away or skills and crafts to offer are welcome. If you find something you like, you’re welcome to take it. Stay tuned to its social pages to find out when the next market will be held.
Singapore Really Really Free Market, various locations in Singapore
This may be everyone’s favourite online and mobile marketplace to score a bargain, but if you’re determined enough, you can also get some freebies via swaps. From furniture to clothes, it’s worth taking the time to check out what’s brewing in the Carousell world if you really need something!
7. Facebook groups
If you don’t seek, you’ll never find. Facebook is a treasure trove when it comes to hunting for free stuff. From expats moving away to pre-loved baby essentials, there are tons of groups giving away loads of free stuff in Singapore. Simply start at the search bar up top.
Time to declutter and pick up a freebie or two in return at swap events in Singapore!