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This just in by way of Treehugger's Best of Blogher roundup yesterday. thredUP helps you share the clothes you're not wearing and finds new-to-you clothes in other people's closets.

This is Peerflix (DVD sharing) meets a clothing swap. Similar to how Peerflix used to work, items are exchanged through the mail. In this case, you exchange items using prepaid envelopes you buy from the company, $12.50 for three. Unfortunately, Peerflix didn't stay in business. Let's hope thredUP makes a better go of it. The fact that they won't be facing a dramatic technology transition like Peerflix did from DVDs to streaming video may give them a better chance.

Here's the surprise, at least to me since women made up the majority of every clothing swap I've attended. This company was founded by three guys. I do appreciate their data driven approach. A short tutorial I took on the site estimated I had $700 worth of clothes that I'm not using that I could replace with fresh new-to-me threads for $200. An impressive ROI, but not sure I want to turn my closet into a mini-distribution center just yet.

Neal Gorenflo


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Neal Gorenflo is the co-founder and board president of Shareable, an award-winning nonprofit news, action network, and consultancy for the sharing transformation. An epiphany in 2004 inspired Neal to

Things I share: Time with friends and family, stories, laughs, books, tools, ideas, nature, resources, passions, my network.