Tuesday, November 29, 2011
meet me in swappy town
With all the dialogue on buying local, handmade, or not buying at all, I am hearing very little about swapping, trading, and bartering.
I love to trade! I trade tons on Etsy - mama merit badges for bags, shadow puppets, knitted hats and slippers and more. I also trade locally when I run my produce co op. Seriously, how great is it to trade cucumbers for haircuts? Mangoes for fabric? And tomatoes for errands?
So, I send this message to you - if you want to swap anything for badges, let me know. I am usually open to most things - comics, e-courses, tshirts, sponsorships, cool bug specimens, mugs, zines, etc.
I think of swapping as a whole different type of economy - one that bypasses mega stores, franchises, and even money (for the most part). We can trade our creativity and passions with each other - and that is much more appealing to me that sleeping in a tent, or fighting crowds.