2014: a summary

Hey people!

2014 was the year where the idea of Swapshop was founded. I am so happy to look back on the groundings that we laid in 2014!

Blå 24. aug

First, lets have a look at some of my own personal Swapshop-outfits and findings in 2014:

This sweater and stockings was found on Future in our Hands swap marked in February. Black dress and jewellery I had from before.

A clean and pretty purple tights with nice pattern – that provides a nice contrast to black / dark skirts / dresses.

This short little brown knit sweater. Love it!

Daring with only bra under …

Black poncho: I’m thinking music festival in the summer! (when it gets a bit chilly)

Hooray for so much fine clothing’s and hooray for that I once again cleaned out the closet!

This top I found on a different marked, and I used the stockings from earlier. I also found the shoes! So here there is only the shorts (and the jewellery) that does not have swap market-origin!

Black knit cardigan with brown felt-marks on the elbows. Brand: Atmosphere

Very nice details. Deep brown buttons. It has become a favorite!

OMG – such high shoes! I do not wear such often, but these in particular I liked and they look just like new! I think they must have been used only once. I have already used them several times, especially good when going to a concert cause with these I can also se a bit 😉 Size 37. Brand: Villain

Me and cute tops – I’m pulled like a magnet to them!

Read about these findings and more in my personal blog (in Norwegian) here and take a look at the main page of the blog for more. For me, it has also been a groundbreaking change in mentality.

Other than al the nice clothing’s that both me and all you Swapshopper’s has found and given away, there is more. This is also a community, and in our Facebook-page that was created in June 2014, we try to show this. Now it already has almost 700 likes!

Our Facebook-page

Our Facebook-page

We also created a Twitter account to reach out to as many voices and potential Swapshoppers as possible. Tag with @SwapshopNorway when you are at the event and want to tweet about you new founding’s and experience.

Swapshop in Twitter

Swapshop in Twitter – please follow us!

We’ve had many events:

Grønn festival Nesodden/Green festival Nesodden, Oslo

31. of August: Grønn festival Nesodden/Green festival Nesodden, Oslo

Swap shop on the marked Blå, Oslo

24. of August: on the marked Blå, Oslo

Swap shop at the University of Oslo - "Back to school"-event

19. of August: at the University of Oslo – “Back to school”-event

Swapshop at our opening event in Arendal, Norway

14. of August: our opening event in Arendal, Norway

We where inspired to do this, by the events that we created for Future in our Hands, more precisely it’s student organisation, that you can find in Facebook. Thanks! We still fight your cause.

The local press showed some interest:

Arendals Tidene, a local paper in Arendal, where we had our opening event

Arendals Tidene, a local paper in Arendal, where we had our opening event

We have created other, more commercial connections too, like the cooperation with the Norwegian brand Alpaca Family. This is something that we are very proud of, because the products are amazing and it gives the once that are not on a shop stop the possibility to buy quality clothing.

The brand Alpaca Family

The brand Alpaca Family

And you know what? I took some drawing lessons to. To create this of course: 🙂

A logo, which is something you need, often cost lots of money. But it does not have to :-)

A logo, which is something you need, often cost lots of money. But it does not have to 🙂

Thanks to all you Swapshopper’s that joined us, or spread the word about us in 2014. Also a big thank you to all the organizations and people that we have connected with during this months – you mean the world to us!

We have had a small start, but we are not finished. We want this to be big. Come and join us!

What you can do:

  • Do you want to create an event in our name? We can provide you with everything you need.
  • Help out as a volunteer. Every initiative will be very much welcomed!
  • Prepare for upcoming events this summer
  • Spread the word about us
  • Support us financially (yes we do need some money or creativity for marketing material)

Contact us! (linn.husby@icloud.com)

As it looks now, our first event this spring/summer will be in June 2015. Look for more info in Facebook.

Take care – and have a great 2015!

❤ Linn

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