COMN is a community-driven app that lets you share your clothes and their stories. This way you will be able to wear new items and experiment with different styles whilst doing the planet and your wallet a favour.
Upload your wardrobe onto the app, build a community of friends, create one common closet and swap again and again.
Here to make the world fall back in love with our clothes!
The App can be used for free until summer 2020. Thereafter the App can be bought for a monthly subscription price indicated in the App store.
Anyone with a COMN profile that you are friends with via the app.
YES! COMN is about swapping temporarily by default. The clothes will be returned to the owner at the specified date and time both parties have agreed upon. If you need to change the date and time for whatever reason you must notify the lender/ borrower asap by messaging them via our app.
You can swap the item for as long as both parties have agreed upon when organizing the swap. These details can be found in the app in your swapping history. If you would like to borrow the item for longer, ask the lender via the chat function in the app to check what’s possible.
Clothes getting broken is something we want to prevent at all cost. Experience has shown that our users are extra careful when wearing an item that is not their own. Besides, we included the possibility to include wash instructions for every item to minimize the number of items not surviving the washing machine/dryer. However, with many swaps going on, unfortunate events like items getting damaged are inevitable. COMN is a community-based app that for now will be mostly about friends swapping with friends, as long as this assumption holds we expect friends to find a fair solution to the damaged item together. Possible solutions could be that the borrower:
In case, you don't manage to find a solution together, we would like you to contact us at email@example.com, we will then get in contact with the borrower, and do our utmost to reach a favourable agreement. We are currently developing a mechanism to better secure your swaps and hope to release this as soon as possible so that everyone in our COMNunity has a good experience using COMN.
When sending the swap request the borrower needs to fill out a swap starting (and return) date. The lender can either confirm or change these. When both parties have confirmed the date and the time, the swap details get locked into the app. Further details, for example about where to swap the clothes, can be discussed in the chatbox. If you need to change the date and time for whatever reason you must notify the lender/ borrower asap by messaging them via the chat function.
We would love for COMN to become a reason for people to meet up in real life to swap clothes AND do something fun together. The more meetups we have initiated and new people we have connected the better! In aliition, we would not want to contribute to any other vans driving around delivering packages. Therefore, we will not yet offer delivery/pickup services. However, we do not exclude not offering it in the future when we have found a more sustainable solution to it.
YES! when uploading a new item you can decide to not put it on your public profile. This way only you will see it in your closet (on your profile). You can at any time edit an item in your closet to be shown on your public profile or to be made private.
YES! only the users you have accepted as your COMN friends can borrow your clothes. In aliition, if your friend requests to borrow one of your items but you don’t feel like lending it out, you can always decide to not accept the swap request.
You as our COMNunity are the heartbeat of COMN. We would say the photos you take are our lungs hehe. We can’t enjoy the COMN life without some proper photos, the better they are the more enjoyable COMN becomes. Therefore, we have some tips and tricks from our style queens & kings to help you take great ones, without too much of a hassle.
Clothes only vs. Clothes on Person
Make it less of a hassle & more fun
For most people uploading the photos to the app is the least fun part, but it’s often less work and more fun than you expect! And be aware, COMN is not a resale platform, you are not trying to sell anything, and nobody is committing to buying anything. In the end, it is only about temporarily borrowing something, so if the borrower got the wrong impression of the item and won’t wear it, it is not the end of the world. However, investing some time in making/gathering great photos can help you in building your profile’s own identity and gain the attention from the COMNunity. Some tips on how to speed up the uploading process (and make it more fun):