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Sustainable clothing with CovertCandy

Submitted by on Friday, 25 September 2009 Loading Add to favourites  No Comment

modelThe other month we introduced you to Swop2Shop – a fabulous site where you can give and get clothes for free! Instead of parting with your cash, you use credits to ‘buy’ clothing.

It’s a great idea which keeps textiles out of the landfill and is the perfect way to update your wardrobe during the credit crunch.

Now CovertCandy has hit cyberspace. Covert Candy believe that ethics and fashion should go hand in hand and so do we! So here’s another way to be stylish AND eco friendly.

Sell for points not pounds

With CovertCandy, you ‘sell’ your old clothes for points which can be used to get new clothes from other users. Simply open an account, upload photos of your clothes, write a description and wait for the buyers to arrive.

With over 4000 users there are plenty of items to choose from if you want to update your wardrobe. It’s easy to find what you are looking for with their menu system – select the garment you want, choose your size and you’ll see what is available.

Eco friendly fashion

I entered t-shirt, size 10 and was rewarded with 2 pages of goodies to choose from. If you’re looking for something more specific, you can take a browse of particular brands such as Asos, Diesel and French Connection. Covert Candy also have a vintage selection of clothes if you’re after a more original piece.

At the beginning of September, the Covert Team went to Paris to bring back 200 items for the vintage shop so it’s well worth taking a peek before the best items get snapped up.

You can follow the team on twitter: @covertcandy
What about you – have you used a clothes swapping site? How did you get on?


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