After my 8th trade I ended up with a party of the century, with DJ Al.
I got 2 offers for the party before I traded – one for cash, the other was a tweet from Eric asking how many of his designer Tshirts would it take for him to get the party. 117 days after that tweet, I woke up at 2am with an idea that lead to me shaking Eric’s hand and meeting Eran – the two behind Springleap in those days. I now had traded the party for 375 funky designer Tshirts. I then traded in my tenth trade, the 375 Tshirts with
This trade took 2 years 1 month and 19 days to complete with 216 people! Here I chat with Steven Tu, who’s Tshirt design became the official onematchstick tshirt.
Below is some of the highlights of this epic over 2 year long trade of the 375 Tshirts:
- onematchstick Tshirt Design Challenge with this as the prize
- people had to vote for their favourite tshirt design
- Steven Tu’s design won
- We had a prize giving for him
- How the Tshirt trade worked
- Offers for the Tshirts
- I did graffiti to advertise and find people to trade with. Twice.
- I started many 3-way trades on 11 December 2009 – including trading again with Nikki (my first trade!)
- 25 Jan 2010 – this is who I had traded with up to that date
- I pledged on 27 August 2010 to only wear Springleap T-shirts until I finished this trade
- I attempted to set a record by hosting Africa’s first SWARM party – this is what we unlocked.
- I attempted to rope in help!
- I ran a Bachelor and Bachelorette and a Gay Bachelor and even through a Singles Party to try trade the tshirts.
- Then I had one to go – then Hallelujah!
So on the 21 September 2011, I traded the last of the 375 Tshirts with Martin. Then it took a few months until I announced the next item up for trade – but that story will come next 🙂