SwapUp's Thrifty Journal

Thrift Queen of the Month: @recycle_remix

Welcome to our inaugural Thrift Queen post! In this series, we’ll feature cool thrifters for you to follow.  Our inaugural thrift queen is Jess @r...

7 ethical and independent clothing brands in Australia

Looking to buy some well made clothes? Check out our list of six emerging ethical and independent clothing, shoes and accessories brands in Austral...

SwapUp Guide on How to Read Laundry Symbols on Care Labels

You thought that you’d follow the washing instructions for once, or maybe because it is a new, rather expensive dress you just bought and you decid...

How to keep your kids wardrobe organised

Lots of families struggle with keeping their wardrobe, well, relatively tidy. We’re not talking about instagram influencer-level tidy, just, you kn...

Clothes alterations near me: Sydney edition

Mending clothes is an important part of extending garment's life and, well, sustainable fashion! Check out the these five places for clothes altera...

SwapUp book review: The Conscious Closet

Got no time to read books? Worry not, SwapUp got you covered. We are writing a bi-monthly book summaries to help you stay up-to-date on current thi...

How to close the loop in kids clothing industry

When we started SwapUp, people often asked us why. Why second hand clothes? Why include kids? And why bother? And our answer was: because it makes ...

Is it okay to buy second hand clothes?

Well, you probably know our answer to this question with us being a consignment | thrift store | op shop and whatnot. But still, let us bust some m...

Why thrift shopping is good for your pocket and our planet

The word second hand used to have a bit of an undertone, but here at SwapUp we’re proud to say that we buy and sell second hand items! Most of our ...

How to reduce fashion waste

As Aussies we think everyone should deserve a fair go, right?  The thing is some of the clothes we wear are barely worn because < insert latest ...