Loading movieclips into multiple swf files

Hi guys, I have a project where the character can be dressed in a variety of different clothes. So a choice of 5 t-shirts, trousers, shoes etc

The project spans several different swf files. The clothes movieclips need to be in each swf, but I want to import them so that I dont have to edit them in each file.

What’s the best way to do this? I’ve imported swf files before, but never just movieclip files. Is it best to make a swf file for each item of clothing?