Bored of your wardrobe collection but don’t want to buy new one’s? Swap at Exchange Room.
Exchange.. Pretty famous word in our lifestyle.
If you don’t like it, exchange.. If you find something good than what you own, exchange. Everywhere everything goes with exchange mostly now. This enable us to replenish the wish-list and is something which benefits the sustainability as well in general terms.
Well, Exchange Room isn’t that complex. It all started with three girls who has unconditional love on clothes and the origin happened on a coffee table. Do you believe?
What started as a conversation across a coffee table amongst girlfriends (the usual problem of how we have so much stuff & yet don’t have enough to wear & oh how I love what you are wearing, could I borrow that and yada yada) soon became an idea worth bringing to life. While Prithvi and Sangeetha have known each other from 9th grade, Sangeet and Prithvi met in design school.
They got together and hosted their first wardrobe swap right inside Sangeetha’s house in 2014 for a handful of like-minded friends. Needless to say, it was a raging success. Soon they started hosting larger events and Exchange Room patrons now have joyfully multiplied. “ We want fashion to be sustainable and clothes to not be use & throw. We believe in human interactions and experiences, hence we choose to host events where women can just come with friends and shop! We believe in OFF-LINE. It’s simple, really. Girls just want to have fun! :)” The fourth co-founder @sreej is currently not based in India.
— says Prithvi who handles Creative direction and Media. (source)
In their words :
“ The aim of Exchange Room is to keep inspiring a change in our relationship with clothes, to constantly interrogate our fashion consumption, and to urge others to do the same..” – Sangeet Paliwal 🌻🌻🌻
“We want to inspire a mindful relationship with clothes by giving fast fashion buys an extended life cycle & nurture generosity through our events.” – Prithvi Rao 🌻🌻🌻
How it works
- One has to send their unused outfits to the Exchange room in advance prior to the event.
- With their specific algorithms, they curate and allot certain points to you which can be used for swapping in the event.
— That’s it.. So simple
So they’ve few conditions before curating and request not to send soiled, greatly tampered clothes as their motto is to give life to the used clothes a new choice. For more clarifications, head over to their FAQ section on their Instagram Page.
Imagine if you’re opting one outfit from a swapper and assume it’s in bad shape, will you love to wear it.
Hence, they curate and reject few samples but you are always welcomed to the event as a shopper who can take away from another swapper’s showcase.
On 19th July’ 14 they held their first event. Now often they announce their events holding at Kafnu, it’s been 5 years and they evolved so much which really inspired me to post this.
P.S: This isn’t a sponsored post like any other. Eagerly waiting to visit the place with my bestie who is annoying me about EOSS coming soon ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔ
Loved the essence of sustainability in swapping outfits (although only for women’s western wear). If you are Bangalore based and have the idea of getting rid of unused clothes, do reach them happy shopping.
Until next time,
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