Leeds School Uniform Exchange
We are doing all we can to make it as easy as possible for people in Leeds to share good quality, free, second hand school uniform.
With support from funders including Leeds City Council and Leeds Community Foundation's Jimbo's Fund we have developed Leeds School Uniform Exchange - supporting people, community groups and schools across Leeds to set up online or pop-up school uniform exchanges.
We're delighted to say that two years on from the launch of Leeds School Uniform Exchange, there are now 276 exchanges active in our city covering 93% of schools in Leeds - a mix of Facebook groups organised by parents, lost property redistribution schemes run by schools, and pop up exchanges run by local community groups.
As well as lots of Facebook groups for specific schools, we've got a Leeds School Uniform Exchange Facebook group - which has over 2400 members. That's a great place for asking for, or offering, free, good quality school uniform - particularly if either there isn't an exchange for your school, or if you haven't been able to find what you need through your local exchange.
Gill Coupland from Zero Waste Leeds recently featured on BBC Radio Five Live Breakfast on 25th June 2021, talking to Nicky Campbell about how second hand uniform saves money and cuts waste.
Nothing at your school? Can we help you to set something up?
We've found that the easiest way to encourage more sharing of school uniform is to set up a Facebook group for your school - and we've shared lots of top tips on how to do that in our guide.
We've also written a guide for how to set up a project to collect and redistribute school uniform - you can read that here.
If you've got any questions, please get in touch and we'll do our best to help.