Making swapping and sharing a natural part of the high street since 2015.

our story.

Did you know that the fashion industry is up there with the oil industry as the world’s largest pollutant ?

It was for this reason that we wanted to make a change.

R:evolve Recycle aims to get people to think differently about their clothing, reduce consumption, landfill waste and our carbon footprint.

We do this by bringing back some good old fashioned ideas like swapping, sharing, learning and caring.


We run weekly textile repair, up-cycling and craft workshops in our shops and communities to help people learn and share skills that will prolong the lifetime of their clothing.

Our aim is to re-use textiles that come through our shops and turn them into something spectacular or at the very least, practical!

We will happily work with anyone who wants to hear our message or learn new skills. So if would like to learn how to sew, put on a fashion show, learn more about the environment or maybe you would like to start up something similar in your local area, then get in touch.

Due to current restrictions our workshops are on pause at the moment but we are working to bring you an online programme soon.


Simply pop along to any one of our high street swap shop boutiques and swap your unwanted clothing, shoes and accessories for points then use your points against anything you see in any store, at anytime.

It really is that simple!

We use a simple 1,2,3 points based system so there are no surprises, you know exactly what you will get meaning the unwanted clothing you have becomes your collateral.

What a beautiful idea....huh!?

Why not come and visit us at:

R:evolve Clothing Cambuslang

116 Main Street, G72 7EJ

R:evolve Clothing Hamilton

91 Quarry Street, ML3 7AG

R:evolve Clothing Rutherglen

71-75 Main Street, G73 2JQ

Opening Times

We are currently closed during national lockdown.



100% of the clothing that comes through our doors is either re-used or recycled.

With around 2 tonnes of clothes being processed every month the challenge is making sure that these items stay in circulation as close to home as possible.

Our Clothing Bank is a referral system for people in our community who are in need of quality seasonal clothing but don’t have the items to swap.

The beauty is that once you have been referred to us you gain clothing collateral and can begin to use the swapping service and update your wardrobe whenever you like.

We also have ‘take me for free’ rails in local food banks where people can take items they need, no questions asked.

In addition to this we also work with local charities, selecting the specific items they need for their clients, saving them the hassle of processing and storing items themselves.


We are always looking for friendly, enthusiastic people to join our team of volunteers to help spread our swapping and sharing message.

All our shops and workshops are run by volunteers, so whether you want to assist in the running of our swap shop boutiques or share your skills as a craft and textile workshop leader, you are certain to find an opportunity you will love.

Interested? Click the links below to download more information about the roles we have to offer and our application form.

role descriptions
application form


Our Stores:

R:evolve Clothing Cambuslang

116 Main Street, G72 7EJ

R:evolve Clothing Hamilton

91 Quarry Street, ML3 7AG

R:evolve Clothing Rutherglen

71-75 Main Street, G73 2JQ

Tel: 0141 641 5169

(lines open Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm)

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R:evolve Recycle is a project managed by LEAP and is proudly funded by the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund, European Regional Development Fund, Esmee Fairbair Foundation and Clyde Gateway.

LEAP is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) registered in Scotland (SC024196) LEAP, 197 Hamilton Road, Cambuslang, G72 7PJ. T: 0141 641 5169