I'm a working mum writing about life in Edinburgh (and anywhere else we go) with two curious, adventurous, and imaginative children. Visit my blog at www.linzertortes.blogspot.co.uk. Follow me on Twitter: @LinzerLaw
Published September 16th 2012
Swapcycling is the new upcycling
Do your children grow like bamboo? Mine do. My weekends seem to be made up of expensive and endless shopping trips to pick up yet another item that they have grown out of or destroyed. It can sometimes be hard to budget for this constant growth. Although I try to buy Fair Trade cotton clothes, or from companies who have a strict ethical stance on workers' rights, it is sometimes very tempting to nip to the supermarket and stock up on £1 t-shirts.
Relove offers an alternative. They'll take your children's clothes, toys, books, and even pushchairs and in return you can exchange them for money, or clothes that other families have done exactly the same thing with. There are strictly no supermarket togs in sight. All of the clothes are from high-street brands known for the quality and style of their children's clothes: John Lewis, Boden, Next, Joules and more.
Recently, the shop has started to offer buggy repairs, If you're in Edinburgh this week, they're offering a free introductory buggy repair for Stockfest.
If you'd like a way to make your children a bit more sustainable, and save some money at the same time, then get down to Relove and swapcycle away.