Maggie Pa is a social media expert, sustainable fashion enthusiast, and walking encyclopedia. As a volunteer for Beyond the Label she has helped to share the news about healthier fashion options and exciting textile innovations. Maggie graduated from UCLA in 2017 with a degree in social science and has been finding ways to marry that with fashion ever since. She has been a great supporter of Swap Society from the beginning and we’re so happy to have her out there, rockin’ swapped styles.
A new school year is arguably more intense than a new calendar year. It wasn’t long ago that I was a student, so it may be the nostalgia talking, but moving past Labor Day always makes me want to do another round of closet cleaning. This time doesn’t always bring a movie-style makeover, though it definitely provides an opportunity to reflect on past personal style, and make choices about future ones. If you’re a parent sending your little ones back to school, it might be time to swap in some older pieces, and make room for new favorites! Did you know that Swap Society has an amazing selection of gently used kids clothing? Let your kids grow and experiment without having to break the bank. From adorable onesies to sassy dresses, our site can be a one-stop-shop for you and your kids. The added bonus? We curate collections of like-items to give you the most bang for your buck (or points, rather!) From babies to preteens, we’ve got classic, practical, and fun styles for all of your back-to-school students.
Although clothing swaps have been on the rise recently, the pastime of trading clothes goes far back in history. Clothing swaps, swap meets and flea markets have long been affordable ways for those without means to get themselves a new wardrobe. However, current culture has eaten up secondhand clothing as if it was the latest runway fashion. Fashion is changing and so is the way we acquire our clothes!
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!)