Welcome to Verte
We are a clothes swapping company in London.
The contribution of the fashion industry to climate change and the damage it’s doing to the planet is unsustainable.
We cannot keep shopping and consuming at the rate we have been.
But just because we need to decrease the amount we shop, doesn’t mean the desire for new clothes has gone.
We all still want to keep our wardrobes updated and wear something we haven’t worn before to an event.
So, welcome to Verte. Let’s take advantage of our collective wardrobe.
We all have that bag we’ve been meaning to take to a charity shop for months so why not get more value out of it. We also all have that one friend whose wardrobe we’d love to share. So why not bring both along to one of our clothes swaps.
Refresh your wardrobe while saving the planet. The most sustainable item you own is the one already hanging in your wardrobe!
We’re here to help you update your wardrobe
without the negative impact on the planet
Drop off your garms
We can take in collections any time in the run up to the event, just drop us a message. If you can’t drop them in advance, bring them along an hour before the start time.
Claim your tokens
Depending on the quality of each item you bring to the swap, we’ll give you a corresponding number of tokens. We’ve got a sliding scale, from high-street to luxury so no one loses out.
Swap, don’t shop!
Once we open the rails, it’s on. Get yourself a drink and peruse at your leisure. Each item will have a token value. We rotate stock throughout the swap so no one misses out!
We try to organise events at least once a month, so please keep checking in – our instagram is the best place to follow new announcements, otherwise complete the form below to receive updates straight to your inbox!
Next Event: 26/05/2023
Verte X Westfield
Super excited to be partnering with Westfield on their Good Festival. A 10 day festival featuring sustainable and conscious brands and encouraging all shops to be more circular! In both Westfield London and Westfield Stratford from 12-8pm everyday (until 6pm on Sunday) – we are open for swapping! Bring along up to 10 items, receive... Read more »
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Verte comes to Cambridge
10/06/2023 // 10:30 AM
Satam Yoga Hawthorn Way, Cambridge, CB4 1AX
Yoga X Clothes Swap
21/05/2023 // 02:00 PM
Oru Space 22 Lordship Lane, London, SE22 8HN
Verte X Brixton Village
04/05/2023 // 07:00 PM
Brixton Village Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8LB
Verte X Soho Friends
26/04/2023 // 07:00 PM
Redchurch Street Studio 58 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DP
Verte x Dovedales
01/04/2023 // 10:00 AM
Dovedales Bakery, Peckham 24 Blenheim Grove, London, SE15 4QL
Verte X Dovedales
21/01/2023 // 10:00 AM
Dovedales Bakery, Peckham Rye 24 Blenheim Grove, London, SE15 4QL
Frequently asked questions
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there’s anything we’ve missed!
How does it work?
Bring along up to 10 items on the day of the swap or get in touch with us to arrange a collection in advance.
Your items will be checked and tokens allocated based on brand, condition and quality. We track your tokens using our online app – so sign up to this so that any unused tokens can be carried over for the next swap!
Once the swap begins, you then shop using your tokens! We will rotate stock between throughout the event so no one misses out.
How do I give you my clothes?
Either bring them to the event location an hour before the event begins or get in touch with us in advance and we will come and collect them from you. Please note, we will only collect them from a zones 1 & 2 in Central London.
Do you also take accessories?
Yes, we will accept accessories too – think jewellery, shoes, scarves, hats etc.
What kind of clothes do you accept?
We target premium high street clothing. We don’t turn any brands away, provided the quality is good enough. The item is already in circulation so we’d rather it got more life! We want anything you are bored of wearing, have grown out of (physically or mentally) or just no longer like. Everything you want to swap needs to still be in excellent, wearable condition. Please don’t bring anything which you wouldn’t feel comfortable to wear yourself or really you know needs to just be recycled. If you want tips on where or what you can do with these, just ask us!
Please make sure clothes have been washed. We will do the ironing don’t worry!
We will review all clothes upon collection – anything deemed not to be in a good enough condition will not be accepted.
Will I be able to try the clothes on at the event?
Yes, there will be bathrooms or changing rooms at our chosen event spaces.
Will it cost me money?
There will be a small entry fee to join each swap and then depending on how many items you bought vs how many items you find, you might have to buy a few more tokens!
Do you take children’s or men’s clothes?
We accept menswear but to give you a heads up, this section might be significantly smaller than the women’s. We do accept children’s clothes as donations, but are not currently allocating tokens to them (we plan on doing this in the future though!).
Why are you called Verte?
Verte is the French feminine for Green and being part French, we thought it was a nice nod to our heritage!
Is this a charity?
No, we aren’t a charity, just a business trying to get off the ground in the way that is meaningful to the rest of the world.
What if I don’t find clothes I want at the swap?
In the unlikely event that this happens, just know you’ve still done something good for the world but on this occasion haven’t found anything you want to take home. However, you can keep your tokens and bring them along to the next swap.
What will you do with the clothes if they aren’t swapped?
They will either be kept for the next swap, donated to a charity shop which is seeking donations, recycled at a clothes bank or we also partner with fashion students who are looking for material for their projects!
Can I take my clothes back?
Not once they are put in to the swap, but if you give them to us and then decide when you’re there that you don’t want to give it up, you can redeem one of your tokens for the piece you’ve realised you still love.
Are there any items you don’t accept?
We don’t accept underwear, swimwear or activewear unless it still has the tags on and hygiene stickers still in place. We also don’t accept skinny jeans or shoes unless they are unworn.
We don’t accept any items which have rips, stains, holes or missing pieces.
How does the token system work?
Items are given a token value of between one to four depending on the brand, quality and condition. The below is just to give you an indication of tokens but items will be reviewed and token numbers allocated upon check in.
1 token – tshirts, unstructured items, from lower end high street brands, e.g. New Look, Primark, Boohoo
2 tokens – patterned items, more structured pieces from high street brands, e.g. Zara, Mango etc.
3 tokens – more involved items from premium high street brands like Whistles, Levi etc.
4 tokens – designer pieces from brands like e.g. Maje, Ba&sh etc.
Please note, the number of tokens given for each item is at the event organisers’ discretion and is subject to changes from the above.
Got more questions or just want to find out how you can get involved?
You can contact us at email@example.com. We’re always on the look out for event spaces, donors or people who just want to be involved so we would love to hear from you!