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Swapaholics

Consumers turn to trading to save money and contribute to a good cause

Implications - An increasing number of consumers are turning to swapping, instead of shopping, to acquire new products and services. The trend in swapping comes from the new direction in 'collaborative consumption,' in which consumers are embracing consumption activities that help better the entire community in addition to the individual. Trading among friends and neighbors helps to create an overall feeling of trust and community; it brings people together while allowing any single consumer to save money and contribute to a charitable cause.
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Megatrends
6 Featured, 49 Examples:
387,428 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Sep 11 — Jul 12
Trending:
Mild

Featured Examples

Fashion to End Violence
Fashion to End Violence
My Sister's Closet in Vancouver Sells Vintage Clothes for Good
Vintage fashion lovers in Vancouver now have a new way to support their community through a social enterprise called My Sister's Closet. The little consignment store in Yaletown was set up in an effort… MORE
play_circle_filled Fashion-Trading Sites
Fashion-Trading Sites
Closet Swap Encourages People to Share Their Wardrobes
Most of us probably have more than a few items in our closets that we'd like to toss, but Closet Swap, a new project launched by UK's Channel 4 Education and Inensu, encourages you to swap your unwanted… MORE
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Clothing Canvased Buildings
'Shwopping' by Marks & Spencer is a Project to Help End Poverty
Pedestrians might wonder why this building has clothing instead of bricks covering its facade, but it’s all part of a project called ‘Shwopping’ by Marks & Spencer. The... MORE
Couture Consignment eBoutiques
Couture Consignment eBoutiques
Resell Your Luxury Fashion Pieces on reFashioner
When you bought that pair of ultra-pricey Christian Lacroix heels, you thought it was a good investment, but now it's two years later and they've never seen the light of day -- that's where the site reFashioner… MORE
Online Tech Swapping
Online Tech Swapping
The Amazon Electronic Trade-In Program Replaces Gadgets With Store Credit
The Amazon electronic trade-in program turns old CDs and other outdated gadgets into credit toward purchases on the online store. With technology advancing so rapidly, electronic devices are often... MORE
Tech-Swapping Store Promos
Tech-Swapping Store Promos
Gamestop Begins an iPhone Trade-In Program for Store Credit
At a Las Vegas trade show, Gamestop representatives announced their intention to kick-start a new iPhone trade-in program that lets customers pawn off their lightly used smart devices in favor of store… MORE

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