Leeds Community Clothes Exchange Is a community project encouraging the exchange of clothes and accessories in order to develop community spirit, reduce consumption and raise awareness of unethical consumer habits.
We run monthly clothes exchange events where you can swap your unwanted adult clothing, shoes & accessories for new-to-you items. We accept good condition Mens & Ladies clothing (e.g. something you would pay money for at a charity shop). You can expect to find everything from vintage, designer, high street and basics to hand-made delights. It’s retail therapy with a guilt free twist. Take those good clothes hanging at the back of your wardrobe, the ones that no longer fit you or your style and swap them for new ones that do!
We were established in 2008 by Lizzie Harrison as part of her Remade in Leeds project and have since grown to over 3000 members. We are an entirely voluntary organisation, with a small team of Directors who run our events and a larger team of volunteers who assist at our events.
We support the local community through our charity credits scheme, where good causes can access clothing for people in need. Prevously we have worked with Freedom4Girls, PAFRAS, Womens Health Matters, Basis and Yorkshire Cancer Support. We also run workshops, give lectures/talks and take part in local community events. If you are interested in arranging something for your group please get in touch.
How can people get involved?
To become a member, just turn up to one of our events and we’ll get you singed up and issue you with a membership card. There is no fee to become a member.
To join our team of volunteers, please email us at leedscommunityclothesexchange@
When do we meet?
Monthly clothes exchange events (3rd Saturday of the Month during 2020 – please see our webite for current dates). They take place at Woodhouse Community Centre, 197 Woodhouse St, Leeds LS6 2NY