• Remote

Website SWISHED App

Experience in Marketplace Apps, International Expansion (USA) Fashion

Swished, a piece from the CEO.

Young people are growing up in a world fuelled by social media and influencer culture. A key part of what they share online is the outfits they wear, so consistently seeking new clothes to keep their content on-trend and interesting is a priority. However ‘fast fashion’ culture results in lots of clothes in landfill and the demise of the planet. 

Our customers understand their negative contribution to the environment, but are conflicted between sustainability, keeping on trend and buying fast fashion for affordability.

Swished are building a peer-to-peer fashion rental and resale platform, with the look and feel of a social media app. Swished will allow users to upload images of themselves in an outfit and tag which items are for rent or sale – creating shoppable content. This will allow users to make money from their wardrobe and renters to rent an outfit from a brand they love- having ‘new’ outfits in an affordable and sustainable way.

Swished aims to bring fashion rentals to the mass market by providing an affordable and sustainable alternative to fast fashion and habitualising borrowing rather than buying through the UK’s first mass-market peer to peer rental and resale marketplace app.

Top three areas you want some advice on:

  1. Raising investment – especially in the US
  2. Mass market scalability  
  3. PR and brand partnerships 

Where do you want to be in 6-12 months?:

  • Raise a new investment (runway expires October 2022)
  • Full working app with social media feel servicing rental and resale with repeat customers
  • Brand partnerships 
  • Swished internal recruitment

Preferred background -what do you want the NED to have a background in?:

  • Investment raises  
  • Experience in one or more areas: Mass market fashion, Gen Z, sustainable/circular economy business
  • PR and brand partnerships
  • Marketplace apps 

To apply for this job email your details to john.hall@getboardwise.com.