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frolicking at UK Aware 2011 ..

March 29, 2011

Just recovering from a couple of fun and hectic days in London, exhibiting at UK Aware, Britain’s largest green and ethical lifestyle show.

This year for our stand we decided to borrow lots of things from some of our lenders in London. It was so wonderful to nip around London, meeting our members and picking up some super stuff including a sewing machine, bass guitar, Brompton bike and Gucci bag. At the show, we signed up a whole bunch of new members, interestingly of which, 44% had travelled to the show from outside London and 72% were women.

Perhaps next year we should choose to borrow and display – a few more ‘boys toys’ – Any suggestions?

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it’s showtime ..

April 19, 2010

London Olympia hosted UK Aware 2010, the No.1 green and ethical show and our first outing into the big wide world. Finally we had the chance to get face-to-face with the real users of our service (outside our design process – that is). The crowd was a wonderful patchwork of people, from environmental activists to priests and eco-chic shoppers to mums hefting pushchairs. Luckliy there were no white rabbits.

The super smart UK Aware team had located us next to Freegle. Together we formed a great team and could tell a whole story about community reuse. If you have something you don’t want anymore but don’t want it to go to landfill, then Freegle it and let one of your neighbours take is for free. But if you have things you want to keep and just make better use of then lend them out on Ecomodo. Perfect.

We made some great friends amongst the other exhibitors and speakers too from Global Action Plan and their Eco-teams crew to Green Collar Woman, Good Energy, Twike, EggMag, MoreEco and TRAID. All doing good things.

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