EP. 31 Sharing is caring with Aisling Byrne and Kalkidan Legesse

Published: Aug. 23, 2021, 8:08 a.m.

This week we're talking about a topic that is fundamentally transforming the way we consume fashion, and it’s called the sharing economy. We're joined by two guests helping us explore how we can make our wardrobes accessible to others, and what that means for making the industry more sustainable.

First up we chat to Aisling Byrne, founder of peer-to-peer swapping and renting app, Nuw. You can sign up to Nuw here, and follow on Instagram.

Next up we spoke to Kalkidan Legesse, founder of ethical retailer Sancho's and new venture, Shwap. Shwap offers circular solutions for both consumers and the brands they buy from, using innovative tech. Sign up for Shwap here, and follow on Instagram.

Other clothes sharing platforms we recommend are Swopped.co.uk and Swishup.

Read Ruth's article for EcoCult on clothes swapping here.

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