Introducing +swappow, Winner of SIA’s & POW’s GreenShopComp

More and more, consumers prefer brands that share their values, and throughout the snowsports community, it’s becoming clear that taking care of the environment is a priority. SIA and Protect Our Winters held the GreenShopComp contest to find out which speciality snowsports retailer is doing the most to reduce their environmental impact while providing customers with quality products.

Protect Our Winters and SIA are proud to announce +swappow as the winner of the GreenShopComp.  This award recognizes +swappow, a mobile action sports marketplace run out of Carlsbad, CA, as the most environmentally sustainable specialty retailer in the snowsports industry.

+swappow provides the snowsports community, as well as the surfing and skateboarding communities, an on-demand ability to swap, sell, or share quality pre owned equipment, apparel, footwear, and accessories with one another, for cash or credits, in a trusted community setting. +swappow simplifies the buying and selling process for pre owned gear and provides alternative ways to share and reuse old gear. In doing so, +swappow is opening up a growing bottleneck in the product lifecycle. The goal is to reduce social, economic and environmental waste by providing a second life for idle and unsellable product.

“We are super proud to be recognized by such inspiring and influential organizations as POW and SIA. We are also happy to be able to play a role not only in reducing “rideable” solid waste, but in helping to get more kids actively participating in active and healthy lifestyles” said founder and CEO – Joe Dunnigan.

In addition to reducing solid waste and providing recycling options for the action and snow sports industries, +swappow aims to help get 10 Million more kids involved in action sports by 2018 by increasing access to quality pre owned equipment at an affordable price.

“The belief is that by using advanced mobile technology, we can help grow the action sports industry by rescuing valuable gear from landfills and giving it a second life in the hands of new participants,” Dunnigan.

Thank you, Joe and +swappow, for your sustainability, innovation and for sharing the ride!

To learn more about +swappow, visit or download the +swappow app on iTunes. New members automatically receive $20 in +swappow credits and can earn up to $30 more by listing product and referring friends.  An Android version of the app is expected in 2016.