Today, more people are buying more items of clothing than ever before. But as things become cheaper, they also become easier to throw away. The Clothing Loop (known in the Netherlands as Ketting Kledingruil) is a system for clothes-swapping which tackles this problem in an appealing and easy-to-use manner. The idea expands on the principles of a sharing economy where we do not have to buy new to feel good. In each ‘loop’, large bags of pre-loved clothing make their way through a neighbourhood of participants. ‘We started a year ago in Amsterdam as a local alternative for clothing swap events and now have more than 7500 participants spread over more than 210 chains across the country,’ says founder Nichon Glerum. ‘Our goal is to spread this initiative globally.’

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