Three women wearing swapped clothes

Stop & Swap

Following the most recent COVID-19 lockdown restrictions we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the rest of our Stop and Swap events. This is to enable everyone to comply with Government guidance and avoid non-essential visits to post items. All events from 20 January onwards are therefore now cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please do continue to watch this space for information about new NLWA projects and activities to tackle textile waste and help you make the most of clothes you have.

As part of the ‘Stop and Swap’ series of Instagram Live events hosted with Love Not Landfill, fashionistas and sustainable fashion advocates explored ways that we can all reduce the impact of our clothes on the planet. There are £30 billion worth of unworn clothes in the UK’s wardrobes and research shows that extending the life of clothes by 9 months reduces their impact on the environment by 25%. Clothes swaps have become popular with young fashion lovers - in fact, 75% of 16-24s recently polled said they have swapped or would swap clothes.

  • Turquoise jumpsuit
  • Bottle green dungarees and cream spotty chiffon shirt
  • Cream spotty chiffon shirt
  • Sequined handbag
  • Black trousers and grey and black stripy top
  • Khaki green shirt with bottle green/white stripe tracksuit bottoms
  • Long black evening dress
  • Yellow jumper and gold striped trousers
  • Cream spotty chiffon shirt with tartan pinafore dress
  • Khaki green roll-neck with green/beige patterned shirt

Check out the fantastic influencers and hosts who took part in the Instagram Live events below.

Schedule for Instagram Live events

Date and time Host Influencer Instagram Live
11 November 2020 at 6pm Sabrina Grant Ben Pechey Watch again
18 November 2020 at 6pm Meg Zeenat Wamithi Annie Wade Smith  Watch again
25 November 2020 at 6pm Lauren Bravo Rosette Ale Watch again
2 December 2020 at 6pm Harriet Rose Yosola Akinwumi Watch again
9 December 2020 at 6pm Meg Zeenat Wamithi Aisling Byrne Watch again 


20 January 2021 at 6pm

Lauren Bravo Mikaela Loach  
27 January 2021 at 6pm Details coming soon Zaqiya Cajee  
3 February 2021 at 6pm Meg Zeenat Wamithi Details coming soon  
10 February 2021 at 6pm Details coming soon Talia A. Darling  


4 November 2020