Welcome to new-look WhoSki.com. We’ve had a marketplace makeover, making it quicker and easier to buy and sell pre-loved wintersports wear on our UK-based website, with transactions powered by Stripe for financial confidence and security.
- upload technology SO SIMPLE that you can list your no-longer-needed clothing by mobile as you travel to and from the piste
- reliable click-to-buy transactions powered by trusted provider Stripe
- focused ski and snowboard community: no trawling through page after page of irrelevant content
- #SkiGreen Directory to help you make eco-choices when you visit the slopes
PLUS we continue to donate a quarter of our commission to teen mental health charity stem4 on every sale.
Think green as you head for the mountains
Sustainability is the No1 reason why we set up WhoSki.com. Extending the lifetime of textiles is the most environmentally friendly way to keep clothing in circulation and out of landfill. It’s a step that we can all take, by passing on our good quality, secondhand clothes to other enthusiasts.
Experts calculate that extending the active life of clothing by just three months per item, leads to a 5-10% reduction in the carbon, water and waste footprints of your family’s no-longer-needed ski and snowboard outfits.
Find out more about sustainability in winter sports and the fast business on our Eco page here.
Meanwhile, around three-quarters of clothing donated to charity shops fails to find a home – especially specialist items like ski wear – and a mere 15% of our textile waste is recycled.
The good news is, every one of us can make a difference. So why not put sustainability on your to-do list this back-to-ski season? Selling through WhoSki.com instantly reduces the carbon footprint of your wintersports habit, helps you earn a bit of money and keeps down the cost of kitting out yourself and your family.
Sell simply and safely in our dedicated community
So whether you’ve fallen out of love with your wintersports wardrobe since you were last on the slopes, or had a clear-out and realised those ski and snowboard clothes no longer fit, the WhoSki.com shop is the place to sell them, simply and safely.
We look forward to welcoming you to our refreshed online marketplace – join us too on social media, @WeWhoSki on Twitter and Instagram.
The excitement of last week’s festival of the circular economy in London was tempered today by the Government’s announcement it would not be intervening to discourage wasteful practices in the fashion industry.
Despite recommendations from Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee to bring in a levy on clothing sales to help tackle environmental damage and encourage circular economy practices, ministers decided to “encourage” rather than legislate to ensure fashion companies do the right thing.
Circular Economy Week
The decision comes in the wake of a week of activity organised by the London Waste and Recycling Board to celebrate and boost the city’s circular economy sector. We at WhoSki.com were delighted to take part, share our story, learn from others operating in this vibrant sector, and connect with likeminded entrepreneurs whose goal is to help deliver a resilient, resource-efficient community.
There is a huge bank of energy, talent and enthusiasm in the circular economy sector. There is also a massive desire to curb – and harness – the waste generated by this country’s 66 million inhabitants.
Re-use in the ski sector
Our business, building a peer-to-peer marketplace for preloved ski clothing, is a mere drop in the ocean compared with the massive challenge facing the fashion industry which consumes globe-threatening amounts of resources and creates literal mountains of waste.
By targeting the ski clothing industry, we are making a tiny difference to the fashion industry’s problem of waste and over-production. But we believe it is a valuable one. Specialist outdoors clothing such as ski wear is made of multiple materials, making it particularly difficult to recycle. Manmade fibres also break down extremely slowly – if ever. Re-use will always be the eco approach, as well as the low-cost way to revamp your ski wardrobe. A fresh look on the slopes without breaking the bank or condemning unwanted but still serviceable clothing to landfill: that is our aim.
Even though the UK Government is unwilling to force change, we are confident that retailers and manufacturers will want to do the right thing.
WhoSki.com is the place where you can pass on your end of line, out of season or returned winter sports wear for re-use by within a dedicated community of skiers. Consumers will respect your sustainable fashion credentials, spread the word about your corporate efforts to end wasteful practices and act as advocates for your brand. #PassItOn
In the market for a dash of Chanel? Glam up with the fashion house’s first ever capsule ski wear range ‘Coco Neige’, which serves up a selection of monochrome quilted parkas and shearling jackets, salopettes, ski suits and mittens.
It’s a range that screams Eagles Nest more than Mark Warner chalet hotel, so perhaps a must for Courchevel 1850 ski kittens, but for apres-ski inspo alone it’s worth a browse. We particularly like the padded mini skirt: a great look teamed with thermal leggings and snow boots. Is there really a need for a Chanel ski handbag, though? The jury’s out on that one.