Visit NACTR to access the free Community Toolkit to help you organize events in your community, such as clothing swaps, yard sales, free markets, municipal initiatives, and university events.

“The consumption of textiles and household goods is a key contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. To combat this, there is a movement sweeping across Canada where citizens are igniting change and supporting the reuse of consumer goods and textiles through innovative community-based initiatives, such as free markets, clothing swaps, and repair cafes. Picture yourself at the heart of your neighborhood’s yard sale extravaganza, or rallying your community for a donation drive that leaves a lasting impact. By taking inspiration from these events, you have the power to spearhead your own transformative projects.”

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Why participate in or host a clothing swap?

Thrifting items gives them new life and prevents them from going to waste. Obtaining clothing through free events like clothing swaps allows you to keep money in your pocket while reducing your impact on the environment.

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Why donate?

Donating what you don’t want or need is a great alternative to throwing them out. When you donate goods like furniture, clothing, those items have a higher chance of helping others in your community who are in need.