The Swapshop in fashion hub De Wasserij
Did you know that our first permanent swapshop is located in De Wasserij in Rotterdam Noord? De Wasserij is a breeding ground for innovative fashion in Rotterdam. De Wasserij was once the laundrette of the former Bergweg Hospital. The building reopened in the autumn of 2019 and has since then been home to creative entrepreneurs from the city. This building itself is already worth a visit!
One of these entrepreneurs is Berend Brus, who previously put together an awesome design collection from the stock of The Swapshop. This collection "For Dear Life" draws attention to the darkest corners of the human brain. During moments of mental vulnerability, this darkness often surfaces. The collection is about persistence and starting over. We think it's amazing that these themes are visualised with the reuse of discarded materials from our stock. View the collections of Berend Brus here.
One of the other entrepreneurs we like to work with is Delano. His "The Brand Company" connects labels and retailers. As a true brand builder, the company always works with a sustainable plan for organic growth for their partners. The Brand Company's expertise lies in sales, with a strong focus on the fashion and beauty industry. He has enriched our online collection with an unexpected amount of deadstock, after the outbreak of the corona virus. Do you want to know which brands The Brand Company represents? Take a look at the website!
In addition to the creative studios, De Wasserij also houses a maker's lab. This is a 250 m² workshop, where you can work and experiment with fashion and textiles. In this maker's lab you will find a screen printing workshop, a laser cutter and a fully equipped sewing workshop. Workplaces can be rented here for tenants and non-tenants of De Wasserij. All kinds of great workshops are also organized in the makers lab.
In De Wasserij, The Swapshop is surrounded by designer clothes and fashion enthusiasts. And that is reflected in the collection! In our shop in De Wasserij you will find many unique items and surprising vintage combinations! Our store of about 40 m² is full of a varied range of quality, which is constantly changing. Curious about this surprising fashion collection? Then come and exchange your excess of clothing for gems from our shop!
Would you like to make a day out of your visit to The Swapshop? Then visit the De Wasserij website for more inspiration and information about the other established fashion entrepreneurs!