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Forrage: A social and sustainable market for gear.

Created by Alyson Jones.

I'm a Designer in Bend, OR. I work at Stone Table Design. Previously, I've worked at Nordstrom Direct (Image Production), Voix (Visual Designer & Image Production), Spotlight (Visual Designer & Image Production). I earned a B.F.A. from University of Washington.

Project Description

Forrage is a niche online market for buying and trading outdoor gear. Users can shop for new items (which take them directly to the exterior store site) or they can browse similar items that are up for trade. We are piggybacking off the affiliate programs of outdoor gear companies (like backcountry.com, rei, etc.) to build inventory, drive traffic, and generate kickback income for Forrage.

We're passionate about the outdoors and sustainability. We want to offer users an alternative way to shop online by integrating a trade community alongside new merchandise. The outdoor gear market has an enormous turnover rate - as far as used gear goes - and we want to keep gear circulating while it still has life and potential!

Forrage needs backend development. If possible, we would love to find someone passionate about the outdoors and sustainability.

Project Goals

  • Finalize designs and frontend.

  • Build a working relationship with a backend developer.

  • Finalize a beta site for user testing.

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Eric Puigmarti

@alyson that's a great way of thinking, very interesting. I'd love to see more of this project as it's gets built. Are you opening up this up for beta in the future?

01/17/2014

Alyson Jones  PROJECT CREATOR

Yes! We have a ways to go, but we will definitely keep you updated if you're interested! Also, check back on CollabFinder to see updates. Thanks, Eric!

01/19/2014

Eric Puigmarti

This look like an great project, really interested in your approach to create social and sustainable market. Is this focused on used gear as well as new? Or just selling products from inventory?

01/17/2014

Alyson Jones  PROJECT CREATOR

Hi Eric! Yes, users will be able to trade their used gear on the site. These used items will be matched to new items so buyers can see a similar, sustainable product option while they browse.

01/17/2014

Juan Gallardo

I love this idea. Will be in touch

12/11/2013

Dave Brown

lets chat! dave@mountain-op.com

12/09/2013

Dave Brown

Dude this is sweet! I've created Mountain-Op.com, and rampframe.com (a long time ago - its a bit rough)

12/09/2013
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