This Earth Day, Help Us Raise Awareness of Clothing Waste and Its Negative Impact on the Environment

In honor of Earth Day today, we are launching a brand new It’s Our Earth. Don’t Wear It Out campaign to raise awareness of the 12+ million tons of textiles that fill our landfills every year.

Did you know…

  • 85% of discarded clothing ends up in the trash and buried in landfills every year in the U.S. with the average individual throwing away 70 pounds of textiles.
  • If everyone dedicated just 10% of their purchases to secondhand clothing, it would have the same impact as taking 1 million cars off the road for a year, in terms of emissions reductions.

At Swap.com, we treat every day like Earth Day, and are doing our best to combat clothing waste by providing you with a more sustainable way to shop. In fact, the millions of secondhand items sold on Swap.com, since we opened our doors in 2012, has prevented 91,000 tons of greenhouse emission (CO2) from being released into the atmosphere (the difference between shopping secondhand first vs. buying new).    

How can you help?

Many people are unaware of how their shopping habits can have a negative effect on our environment. We need your help spreading the word, which is as simple as sharing our Swap.com Earth Day video:

  • Go to the Swap.com Facebook page to find our Earth Day video
  • Share the video to your own page and tag your friends now until April 30
  • Make sure to use the hashtag #SwapHowUShop so we can track your entry
  • Make sure to set your post to “Public” so we can see it


Not only will you help bring awareness to this important topic, but you could be the lucky winner of a $100 Swap.com shopping credit. To increase your chances of winning, tag multiple friends in the post for extra entries. If you haven’t already, Like our Facebook Page. The video will be pinned to the top of the page so it’s easy to find.

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3 Tips to Be The Best Bunny You Can Be

Easter can be a busy day full of food, family, and activities that can have you feeling more like the Energizer Bunny than the Easter Bunny. Before you get too wrapped up in remembering  where the heck you hid all those eggs, take five and read some helpful tips on surviving your Easter:

  1. Conserve the chocolate: Keep the chocolates small, the quantity large, and go for the value size bag. That way, you’ll have plenty of chocolate left over after the festivities end to have a personal easter egg you can find over and over. No one said you have to give any to the kids.
  2. Treat your “bunny” right: A lot of people will tell you that rabbits like carrots, lettuce, and other garden greenery. But c’mon. We know a real Easter Bunny’s diet consists of chocolate, massages, naps, wine, and relaxing in the bath. Make sure to treat your Easter Bunny correctly and fit at least a couple of those into your schedule once family festivities have wound down. That way you..we mean, your bunny… will have something to look forward to and will be ready to hop to it year after year.
  3. Get crazy with the dye: Don’t hold back your child’s artistic expression because of stains. Try out all sorts of egg painting techniques and let out your inner Jackson Pollack. Swap.com has plenty of like-new kids’ clothes, so if your child’s Easter best turns out a different color than when you bought it, we have your back, and your front, and just about anywhere else easter egg dye can end up.

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April Inbound Hot List!

It’s that time again sellers: inbound box time!  We would love it if you fill your inbound boxes with swimwear, light jackets, t-shirts, and of course shorts, but this inbound box list is going to be really detailed.  Think of this Hot List as the trendy counterpart to our monthly Hot List.

Here we go!  (more…)

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