From Dress to Bed: The Sharing Economy

On Down To Business (Saturday, 22nd February) I joined Ian Guider, Newstalk’s Business Editor to talk about the sharing economy.

I was curious about how collaborative consumption really worked, so I recently booked a stay with an AirBnB host in London, and tried it out for myself. As well as AirBnB we looked at fashion renter, Rentez-Vous.com and Irish based website,RentMyDress.ie.

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