I've been blogging for what, five years now? I feel like I keep things pretty down to earth, I don't like promoting things just for the heck of it, and I consistently turn down offers for sponsored posts because even though I might make a little extra, I'm pretty sure you couldn't care less about the latest trends in bedazzled baseball caps. At least not here.
But every now and then I find something, or something finds me that I actually like,want to support, and think is cool enough to share with you guys.
Swapdom is one of those things. The concept is simple: offer wearable clothing you no longer want, and trade for something new to you.
At first I didn't really think much of it, but then I got to considering the way people shop now. It's not just about consuming the latest trendy garb through fast fashion stores like Forever 21 and H&M, it's about keeping your wardrobe fresh and fun. But I think we could all benefit from contributing less to the fast fashion cycle. There is so much clothing out there. Seriously more than enough for everyone already, yet we still like to buy more. So wouldn't it be great, if instead of sending off the frocks that no longer interest you to who knows where (actually I do know, and you wouldn't like it), you could exchange them for things you do want.
And it's free. Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. I love free things.
The only thing you pay for is shipping the item to it's new and appreciative owner, but if you upload three items, you get free shipping on your first swap. Only for a limited number of people, so the sooner you sign up, the more likely free shipping is for you.
What makes this swap site different is that the swap can involve multiple people. So say you like a dress that Jane has, she likes shoes that Sara has, and Sara likes a pair of pants you have. Swapdom organizes all that for you, you just pick what catches your eye, and choose items from your profile you'd be willing to involve in the swap. That's it, it's so easy.
Swapdom is still in beta, but they've asked me to help build a vintage presence on the site, so I have some vintage and vintage style items under my username "Solanah" . I'll be adding more regularly, so if you like any of the items pictured above, go ahead and give it a go. It's free, remember?
I can't tell you how many times I've been selling vintage and am asked if I would like to trade. I know a lot of you only let go of your vintage if there's a promise of more vintage, and this is a great and easy way to do it. Or maybe you're an online seller and you have some items that just won't move. Well, list them for trade and see how it goes, you might be surprised at what the site has to offer.