thredUP: The New Place To Conveniently Swap & Exchange Kid’s Clothing
Did you know that Americans discard two quadrillion pounds (that’s a two with fifteen zeros!) of used clothes and textiles into landfills each year? Shocking. Also, by age 17, kids have outgrown over 1,300 items and parents have spent nearly $20,000 on their clothing! thredUP is the green solution for families wanting to make a difference and save some money at the same time.
thredUP is an online destination where parents can exchange boxes of clothes that no longer fit their kids for stylish ones that will.
How does it work?
thredUP connects you with either your own family and friends, or with other families who are looking to swap.
Then you just:
- Pick a box of gently used clothes you’d love to receive for your child.
- Pay for shipping
- Prepare and list a box of clothes your child has outgrown
- When someone picks your box, send it free of charge (we even have the Postal Service pick-up the box at your house).
threadUP manages the quality control and review process and takes care of all the details to make sure you get a quality exchange. There’s no bidding, no auction lots and no trips to the post office. All swaps are done online, with scheduled home pick-up and delivery.
thredUP allows you to teach your kids the importance of green living and lighten your family’s overall eco-footprint. We as parents can start sharing what we already have, thus making a huge step towards sustainability. You can also create a “thredbank” – the place for kids to save outgrown clothes to exchange when the time is right.
In order to bypass the waiting list and gain access to this online program straight-away, thredUP has provided Child Mode readers with an exclusive pass! Just click on this link to gain immediate access.