As WhoSki.com opens for the sale and purchase of secondhand ski clothing, we are FOR A LIMITED PERIOD diverting our commission so that it goes 100% directly to our partner teen mental health charity stem4.
That means, 20% on everything sold through our site will help foster the development of good mental health in teenagers through enhancing early understanding and awareness in individuals, their families, schools and the community, promoting shared early detection and signposting towards prompt action and intervention.
Normally, we donate 25% of our commission to Wimbledon-based stem4. But we have chosen to waive our takings for a limited time in order to give a well-deserved boost to this charity, which has already worked with 11.5k young people nationally since it was set up in 2011.
We believe that teenage mental health is the perfect partner for WhoSki.com, because those of us who ski know that being in the mountains is a brilliant way to escape the stresses of everyday life, enjoy the glorious mountain scenery, connect with nature and get a healthy workout.
Supporting stem4 is our way of sharing that feelgood factor and ensuring your pre-loved ski clothing provides benefits for those who can’t make it to the slopes – as well as those who can but need some extra support.
This is our first season as a peer-to-peer marketplace for secondhand ski and snowboard clothing, so we are keen to find out how we can make it easier to buy and sell used wintersports gear online. Keep in touch via twitter, Instagram and facebook and let us know your thoughts.
We want to see less clothing end up in landfill. Technical items like ski jackets are among the hardest items to recycle due to the mixed fabrics and coatings. Yet they are also among the most hardwearing. That’s why much secondhand ski clothing is literally as good as new, even after a few seasons of wear.
You are more likely to get sick of wearing the same salopettes year after year than see them wear out. WhoSki.com is your chance to pass on that used but barely worn clothing without suffering eco-guilt, and pick up something new (to you) to wear without creating #fastfashion fatigue.