Who's behind this?
Jo Spolton CEO
Buying things second hand used to be a lifestyle choice for me, especially once the kids arrived, but for some people it is not a choice but a necessity. I built a website focused on giving away outgrown kids stuff to others, but now it is not only people who need a hand but the planet too.
As an ex professional sailor I got to see the ocean not only at its best, but at its worst with drifts of junk stuck in tidal eddies and along coastlines; then we saw countries where nothing gets thrown away because materials are precious! Keeping the reuse, recycle wheel turning, saving people money and keeping stuff out of landfill is my purpose in creating 2Hand.
I want everyone to find joining the circular economy easy.
Sam Turner CMO
With a young family to think of and a planet that needs as much help as it can get, I’ve tried to change my habits. Whenever I can I buy second hand, upcycle old furniture and recycle anything I can. Encouraging others to do so as well is now a mission for me, that’s why 2Hand was born, to make it as easy as possible to bring all the second-hand selling sites into one place.
Having spent 20 years marketing for big brands I thought it was time to put something back, so using these skills I teamed up with Jo, invested time and money into getting 2Hand to market. It’s been a journey but one that’s worth it if we can encourage more people to do something to help save the planet for the kids we are nurturing into adulthood.
Stephen Homan-Berry CTO
“Hey, here’s an idea.. You know that amazing internet-scale tech you’ve been using for global cat meme analytics? Why not use it to rewire a little bit of the economy so there’s less waste?”
“Ok, I’m in!”