10 Ways To Get Free Clothes That You’ll Actually Want To Wear

We all need clothes. For many people, buying clothes is a huge part of their budget.

Wearing clothes is a pretty important part of being human, and wearing clothes that you like plays a huge role in how you feel and is a big part of expressing who you are.

Purchasing fast fashion items directly contributes to the global polluting machine responsible for 8% of the world’s carbon emissions (source).

Not all these free clothes are ethically sourced or not from fast fashion, but most are! So you can save your budget and save the world at the same time- pretty cool, huh? Every time you buy a used clothing item or re-use something, you are doing your part to keep this planet safer for everyone.

Clothing Exchanges

Consider hosting a clothing exchange with some friends or neighbors. Everyone takes the clothes they no longer wear, and everyone exchanges clothes for the items they want.

Swap Clothes Online

Rehashclothes.com is a great place to exchange your clothes online. So post what you no longer want and what you are looking for, and get swapping!

Hand Me Downs

Hand-me-downs are a great way to get free clothes, especially for children. Find family members or friends with older or younger kids than yours and pass on your clothes to each other!

Look On Facebook Groups

Join a Buy Nothing Group in your area or a Sell and Swap group and see who gives away some free clothes. You would be surprised at how much free stuff you can get.

Don’t Forget To Check Craigslist

Many people use Craigslist to post about the stuff they are giving away, including free clothes! This can be very hit or miss, so you need a bit of patience.

Check Out Freecycle.Org

Freecycle.org is a grassroots, non-profit website committed to helping people give and find items for free. Signing up is free, and you can check out what items people in your area are giving away for free.

Earn Rewards Points (And Spend Them On Clothing)

Most rewards programs are free to join (they need your email address and phone number to sign you up), and you score rewards points on the purchases you make.

Cash In Your Credit Card Reward Points

Put purchases on a credit card that gives you rewards points (and pay it off immediately), and then use those rewards points to get some free clothes!

Get Free T-Shirts And Other Swag

If you don’t mind walking around with a brand name on your shirt, then grab some free t-shirts or other items (sweatshirts, hats, pants, etc.) from companies who are eager to get their swag out there!

Enter Giveaways

Check out which brands are offering giveaways of free clothes or gift cards (which you can use to get clothes) and start entering!