Our story

About the brand

Swapabee was started in 2016 By Founder Jesse Sobitan. His mother was a horder, he grew up with rooms full of unused and unneeded products and everyday new un-wanted things were added to the pile. As he got older he realised he wasn’t the only one. It turns out that the UK alone produces 31 million tonnes of waste a year and the EU on a whole nearly 500 million tonnes of waste a year. 

In 2019, Swapabee was launched and rapidly gained traction from being awarded best sustainable circular economy idea at Web Summit 2019. To making partnerships with Brighton and Coventry University. Also to winning a 100,000.00 GBP billboard campaign with Ocean outdoors. Plus much much more to come this year such as facilitating sustainable fashion swaps at London Fashion Week! Now we are turning our sights to
assisting the rest of the EU.


Most frequent questions and answers

You upload any item you don’t want anymore and we’ll match you to items of similar value. You can request to match, then if they accept it you can discuss where to send the items to.

The first two swaps are free and then there is a 50p charge per item uploaded or get a friend to register an account and get a free swap.

There is a waste epidemic at the moment. Making sure items don’t go in the rubbish eliminates excess waste, especially for items that can be reused very easily.

20% of all profits go towards BeeCharity, dedicated to supporting future generations and communities.

Swapabee is dedicated to a circular economy system and we pride ourselves on being committed to providing a brilliant app that can be used by many generations to come.

Our company is a collective of amazing people striving to make the world better.

Our aim has always been to reduce the amount of waste we produce. With the innovation of our matching algorithm the average swap cycle is up to 5 times faster than before. In other words, this
means we get up to 5 times more swaps from our average user in a month than we did before. This
means that there is less waste produced and our app is 5 times more effective than comparable apps or websites.