Okay, yerdlers, hats off to shared fashion!
Our friends at Peers.org, a grassroots organization dedicated to growing the shared economy, had a beautiful idea: let's organize the
world's largest clothing swap, powered by members of the sharing economy.
world's largest clothing swap, powered by members of the sharing economy.Their vision becomes reality today, with the launch of PeerSwaps. With Fashion Week kicking off this week in NYC, there couldn't be a better time for the sharing economy to embrace our own flavor of the fashion industry. The swap events will run February 6th through March 5th, and will be a great opportunity for local sharers to meet up and trade fashion goodies. Folks can curate their wardrobes while making new friends, as they meet for swaps in living rooms across the globe. Find out how you can host a swap here. As the online platform powering PeerSwaps, our goal is to make sure that everyone has full access to get involved--whether that be in-person or via yerdle. If you can’t make it to one of the swaps, we invite you to explore
the "Peers Collection" in the yerdle app, or sign onto our daily email for a daily does of shareable fashion. More on Peers: Peers is an organization whose sole mission is to support the growth and success of a shared economy. Every time you use
yerdle, you’re actively playing a role in the evolution towards a more sustainable shared economy. We love Peers' mission: they pledge to
heighten awareness and visibility of a sharing economy, to regulate and protect the shared economy, and to grow the currently existing shared economy. These boil down to one basic goal: to grow and maintain sharing that will support and strengthen a sustainable global economy. In just the months following its launch in the summer of 2013, Peers has already made serious leaps and strides towards mainstreaming, maintaining, and growing our shared economy. Re-used and shared fashion is pivotal towards establishing sustainability amidst a sea of fast-fashion and overproduction waste. Thrifting and trading is treasure hunting at its finest, and new ways to facilitate this system are becoming all the more possible with fashion sharing through PeersSwaps and yerdle. The demand and desire for growing a reusable fashion community is also being made possible with peer-to-peer fashion startups like Threadflip, Twice, Vinted and Threadup. We’re pretty excited about upgrading our wardrobes this month. See you at a #PeersSwap!