“What the trend should increasingly bring, however, are options, and perhaps a growing consciousness of ownershipâ€™s costs. Will I ever buy a car again? I canâ€™t say for sure, but right now, I hope not. Iâ€™ve become far too accustomed to the freedom of not owning one.”
From cars to designer clothes to childrenâ€™s toys, thereâ€™s a growing trend towards â€œtransumerismâ€ and â€œcollaborative consumption,â€ which emphasize sharing, renting and experiencing over owning, writes Simon Smith in a blog post that was republished on Shareable. Is it just a fad? Or is this a significant trend that will reshape our approach to goods and commerce?