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monique drent

owner + cofounder the swapshop

the netherlands

28 april 2021

Monique shares her journey from deciding to stop buying clothes in 2012 to co-founding a store concept that makes ‘swapping the new shopping.’  The Swapshop just opened their second store in Amsterdam and are on the verge of launching their online store.  Monique shares how she has evolved as an entrepreneur over the years and has a vision of truly global impact.  This conversation is part of the Startup in Residence series.

bio

Monique is one of the founders of The Swapshop. She is an endless curious sociologist, who believes that great work adds up to life. It should be fun, useful, and full of self-discovery.

The Swapshop is a store-concept with several shops where you swap your clothes en renew your wardrobe in a very sustainable way. For each item swapped, you throw away one item less and buy one item less. In this way, you make a double impact.

Next to their two shops in Rotterdam, they recently launched a brand new swapshop in Amsterdam and an online store. They are also running The Swapshop Academy as a program for social change and are very dedicated to change the retail market forever!

tips

Check out their new store in Amsterdam at Haarlemerdijk 89, and their new online store where you can reserve articles and make appointments.

This episode is part of the Startup in Residence series.

Startup in Residence is a six-month training programme for startups and entrepreneurs. Participants work together with clients from municipal organizations who deal with the social challenges on a daily basis.

The conversations on The Business Simplicity Podcast are inspired by the Simplicity Scan, which is described in detail in the Simplicity Toolkit.  Get it below for free!

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