The sharing economy is projected to get bigger and bigger so this Global Sharing Week I’ve pulled together the top 5 reasons why this is.
We launched Share Our Style, a peer-to-peer rental site for designer handbags, to enable us to share. Think Airbnb, but fewer bricks and more leather!
- There’s a move to experience over ownership
Various studies have been conducted over the last few years showing that experience and making memories is king. An experience, even an expensive one, tends to be shared, often with friends and family.
- We need only buy what we love
We don’t end up with buyer’s remorse or with something we hardly use or, worse still, something we can’t even remember why we bought it in the first place, that we’ve now got to store.
“People are saying, ‘I’ve got enough stuff. I want to pamper myself a bit and do something that makes me feel good,’ ” said Steven Kirn, executive director of the University of Florida’s Retail Education and Research Center.
- We can save space
We can save valuable space in our homes and reduce clutter. After all there’s only so much clever storage solutions can do if we simply have too much stuff.
- We can build new communities of like-minded people
It gives us a fantastic opportunity to build new communities of like-minded people be it in person or online. We may even make new friends.
- We can make different choices for a more sustainable future
We can still be stylish and live sustainably. We can borrow what we need when you need it and share what we have.
Have you used the sharing economy? We’d love to hear your thoughts and experience of it.
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