What items do you accept?

We accept mens and ladies clothing, shoes and accessories in good clean condition – this should be something you would pay money for at a charity shop. Items which are damaged, have missing buttons, or are marked will not be accepted, so please check your items before you bring them to the exchange.

We do not accept swimwear (unless brand new with tags), underwear, pajamas, children’s clothing or jewellery.

Do you accept plus size clothing?

We accept all adult clothing, regardless of size. However, we cant guarantee that there will be a full range of sizes at each event as this depends on the items brought to the exchange each month.

What do you do with items that are rejected from the exchange?

Any items we can’t accept are donated to Cancer Support Yorkshire.

However storing these items is difficult for us until they are collected, so we appreciate your help in reducing the amount of rejected items. Please check your items before the event, and remove anything which we are unable to accept. You can also recycle clothing at recycling banks which use them for rags/insulation products – handily there are 2 right opposite Woodhouse Community Centre.

How can I get involved?

LCCE is entirely run by volunteers. Whether you’d like to volunteer on the day at our events, or get involved in our management team, we’d love to hear from you. Send us an email to leedscommunityclothesexchange@hotmail.co.uk

I’ve lost my membership card, can I still access my credits?

Yes! We keep your name on file alongside your membership number, so as long as you can remember your name, we’ll be able to find your credits.

How do you use the entrance fee?

The exchange runs on a not-for-profit basis, and all surplus goes back into the running of the exchange. The entrance fee pays for our venue hire to run the event, lunches and refreshments for our volunteer team, maintenance of equipment, consumables, promotion and volunteer social events.

Do you work with charities/local groups?

We are always looking for ways we can support local charities/groups, whether this is to use rejected items or to access our bank of charity credits. We have previously worked with Freedom for Girls, PAFRAS, Basis and Womens Health Matters. To discuss your idea with us, please email leedscommunityclothesexchange@hotmail.co.uk