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Trade anything--items & services--in any combination, all the while you save money, help the environment & build community.
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TradeMade is a way for you to get value out of your stuff and your many talents, all the while you are helping to reduce waste and your carbon footprint.

There’s NO money, NO waste, and NO carbon emissions. You’ll also have fun searching, making deals, and will likely meet a few awesome people along the way!

Our simple-to-use platform connects individuals based on their complementary ‘haves’ and ‘needs’.

We hope for TradeMade to build a community of traders, set on transforming our ‘throwaway’ and ‘buy new’ culture, into a self sustaining community connected by individual and environmental needs.

1) Waste + Carbon Emission Reduction.

Waste is now the biggest U.S. export. This is sad. We need creative solutions to change this trend. Much of what we throw away is useful to others. TradeMade eliminates unnecessary waste in a mutually beneficial manner and prevents new carbon from entering the atmosphere, which is associated with the manufacturing of new items. 

2) Environmental Education.

If you're like us, you crave better options to mitigate global warming and your personal environmental impact. The current state of affairs often leaves one feeling helpless, instead of a caring environmental advocate. TradeMade offers a tangible way to help address the larger issues of environmental degradation. We created a carbon labeling system, where every item uploaded onto the app is assigned a carbon badge with carbon points, meaning you get to learn about the carbon footprint of everyday items AND see your carbon savings grow in real-time the more you trade. 

3) Financial Savings & Empowerment.

TradeMade empowers people through a 'NO MONEY' alternative by helping you get what you want with what you already have (both items and services).

All the 'Carbon Savings Points' you accrue on your profile will be redeemable with partnered organizations.

We are currently working on these partnerships, and plan for a NYC based farmers market to be our first partner–offering discounts and more. All of the forthcoming partnerships will be with organizations committed to social and environmental betterment.

We are excited and ready to enter into our final stage of development.

We have the designs, and the trajectory. We just need a bit more funding.Your contribution will go directly toward funding back-end development.

 A big THANK YOU from us and our team.

Visit us! >>> www.TradeMade-app.com

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Risks and challenges

Instilling a new ethical paradigm based on environmental stewardship will be a hard challenge, but we are passionate and ready to face and overcome it.

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    - Our sincerest gratitude, a hand scribed thank you letter from the co-founders

    - A gracious acknowledgement of your support on the TradeMade blog + the New York University sustainability blog.

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    - A super elegant TradeMade fabric patch (just in case you wanna fix something up before the trading begins).

    - Our sincerest gratitude, and a personalized thank you via social media.

    - A gracious acknowledgement of your support on the TradeMade blog + the New York University sustainability blog.

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    - A handmade, limited edition TradeMade thread bracelet, to show you're really part of the trade & barter community.

    - A super elegant TradeMade fabric patch (just in case you wanna fix something up before the trading begins).

    - Our sincerest gratitude, and a personalized thank you via social media.

    - A gracious acknowledgement of your support on the TradeMade blog + the New York University sustainability blog.

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    - A permanent spot on our website as a *Sapphire* level contributor.

    - A handmade, limited edition TradeMade thread bracelet, to show you're really part of the trade & barter community.

    - A super elegant TradeMade fabric patch (just in case you wanna fix something up before the trading begins).

    - Our sincerest gratitude, and a personalized thank you via social media.

    - A gracious acknowledgement of your support on the TradeMade blog + the New York University sustainability blog

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    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    - A permanent spot on our website as an *Emerald* level contributor.

    - A handmade, limited edition TradeMade thread bracelet, to show you're really part of the trade & barter community.

    - A super elegant TradeMade fabric patch (just in case you wanna fix something up before the trading begins).

    - Our sincerest gratitude, and a hand scribed thank you letter from the founders.

    - A gracious acknowledgement of your support on the TradeMade blog + the New York University sustainability blog

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    - A VIP dinner with the co-founders before the festivities begin at the launch party.

    - A permanent spot on our website as a *Diamond* level contributor.

    - A handmade, limited edition TradeMade thread bracelet, to show you're really part of the trade & barter community.

    - A super elegant TradeMade fabric patch (just in case you wanna fix something up before the trading begins).

    - Our sincerest gratitude, and a hand scribed thank you letter from the founders.

    - A gracious acknowledgement of your support on the TradeMade blog + the New York University sustainability blog

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