It’s morning now and the pungent smell of rotting garbage makes me want to vomit. Where am I? And how did I get here?!? All I know is it smells awful. I’m dirty and surrounded by rubbish. I can see putrid fruit, torn homeless plastic bags and containers, ripped newspapers, broken old furniture and moldy shredded fabrics for miles all around. A nasty half-eaten cheeseburger buzzes with flies nearby. I can’t move—I am so soggy and muddy from the rain the night before. In the distance, I hear a bulldozer moving piles around. And a crew of gulls swirls around and spends the hours picking through for desirable bits.
Whether you are a veteran swapper or new to the “game,” it’s always nice to know why we do what we do. The fashion industry is arguably the 4th largest industry polluting our earth, and involved in many unfortunate examples of modern slavery. By swapping you can help save people, our planet, and some money (in your pocket!)