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Swap for Good

Swap for Good is a pop-up thrift shop where students, staff, and faculty members can swap their used clothes for other items, all for free. Anything left over at the end will be donated to a local nonprofit organization or saved as material to be upcycled in our next EcoFashion Show.

This event promotes mindful consumption through secondhand shopping rather than buying new, and it reduces waste from unwanted pieces otherwise being thrown away—all while supporting financial accessibility by offering everything for free.

Swap for Good By the Numbers

Thank you to the student volunteers, shoppers, and swappers who helped make our 2023 event a success!

710.6 lbs

of clothing donated


individual shoppers

428 lbs

of clothes swapped among SCU community


What makes Swap for Good sustainable?

This event promotes the share economy – swapping with others instead of buying new or throwing away.

Where does surplus clothing from Swap for Good go?

Extra clothes at the end of the Swap for Good event will either go to HOPE Services, a local non-profit that provides services to people with developmental disabilities, or will be stored to be upcycled in our EcoFashion Show.

When does Swap for Good happen?

Our pop-up thrift store is typically hosted at the end of spring quarter to provide residents with the opportunity to clear out their closets as they prepare for a zero-waste move out. Swap for Good 2023 has passed – stay tuned for our event in 2024!