Users that share products in a self-driven and un-systematised manner.
This approach taps into the current sharing paradigm that focuses on prolonging the lifespan of a product. Sharing and heritage can be:
- An economic advantage.
- A way of passing on/creating emotional value in a product.
- Products may not fit new users.
- Unwanted traces of time and use in product may occur such as i.e. smell and stains.
- People tend to share products that possess value; emotionally, economically or both such as garments made of fur or baby clothes that are frequently shared due to the short use time and thereby lack of wear and tear.
- Swapping ‘parties’ are similarly seen as a growing phenomenon. See for example Copenhagen Fashion Exchange.
Fletcher (2016). Craft of Use. Routledge.
Skjold & Ræbild (2016). Fur Design as Mediator of Sustainability. Nordcode Conference, Kolding.