All Things Worn – would you try it? Would you sell your panties? Would you sell your worn shoes? We talk to the lovely people at the online exchange community, allthingsworn.com, to understand what is involved and how to make it work for you. With lockdown easing and preparing ourselves to rejoin the collective human race, we are all more than ready to declutter, bin our outdated (and now ill-fitting) lingerie, tights and more, burst out on a shopping spree to redress ourselves in the newly reopened shops and find a way to fund it! Is selling your underwear really as easy as they made it look on Orange is the New Black? Is it just one of those fantasy easy money-makers you hear about, or is there a way to really make it work? All Things Worn tell us exactly how to do it right.
How did allthingsworn.com get started and why?
All Things Worn was created after our founder was banned numerous times on eBay for selling well-worn shoes. She knew there was a demand for used smelly shoes, but was frustrated at eBay banning this for “adult content” so decided to look elsewhere. She found most selling platforms hard to use and focused only on used panties and wanted to create her own site that was inclusive of all worn items.
She spoke to a developer friend about her difficulties and they decided to make their own platform – All Things Worn! All Things Worn is inclusive of all worn items including worn pantyhose/tights, used clothing, accessories and panties, appealing to most fetishes including foot fetish and used panty fetish.
As All Things Worn became more successful, we were approached by male sellers wanting to know if they could sell their used boxers. Of course, we wanted to make ATW as inclusive as possible! But we soon realised that there was enough demand to make a male-only platform for the sale of used men’s items and Male Things Worn was born! www.malethingsworn.com
How long has AllThingsWorn.com been running?
We first started working on ATW (All Things Worn) around 2 years ago and have been constantly working on new features and growing our awesome community ever since. Male Things Worn was created less than a year ago and is also continuing to grow.
Which country is All Things Worn based in?
We are based in the UK & have employees in the US & Asia
Where are most of your All Things Worn customers located?
We have buyers and sellers from all over the world. The majority of our members come from USA, Canada and Europe
Why do people buy items from allthingsworn.com?
It’s because we offer a variety of used items and experiences which cater for all Kinks & fetishes. It’s simple to use with many features that make finding the perfect item(s) easy. We also have our own internal Sex Work friendly currency called KinkCoins which offers both Sellers & Buyers protection.
What kind of people are successful selling worn items on the allthingsworn.com website?
Everyone! As long as they put the effort in. Selling used items is not a get-rich-quick scheme. The most successful sellers are those that take the time to engage with others, are active on the dashboard and take the time to promote and market themselves. You don’t need to have a certain ”look” or “body type” to be successful. There really is a market out there for everyone, it’s just about putting yourself out there and engaging with others. The most successful sellers not only market themselves, but they empower and support other members of the community.We would recommend becoming ID Verified. This gives buyers more confidence in your profile. Enjoy yourself and embrace your kinky side. Everyone is here to have fun! Promote yourself on social media and don’t forget to tag us! We share all of our tags on our Instagram stories, increasing your reach even further
What is the secret to making a good business profile on allthingsworn.com?
We would recommend becoming ID Verified. This gives buyers more confidence in your profile. Enjoy yourself and embrace your kinky side. Everyone is here to have fun! Promote yourself on social media and don’t forget to tag us! We share all of our tags on our Instagram stories, increasing your reach even further
You have a blog page on AllThingsWorn – what should people submit?
Sharing knowledge and helping others is something we see as fundamental for a community environment. We created the blog as an area to help members of our community and provide a place where they can find information, tips and advice. We have published articles from newbies and experienced buyers/sellers. We love receiving articles from our members, whether that’s educational, tips, advice or an insight into their profile stories and kinks. We’ve certainly learned a thing or two!
We welcome contributions from both buyers and sellers and also from guest writers. Anyone is welcome to get in touch and we will inform them of the steps to get a blog published
What kind of items can you buy and sell on allthingsworn.com?
You can buy used socks, panties, swimwear, well-worn shoes/boots, used mens briefs/boxers. You can also buy experiences such as dick-ratings (one of our most popular experiences), girlfriend experience, sexting, Exclusive Content and more.
Our most recent requests from a buyer was “Anyone have a very used, disgusting yoga mat laying around? I’d like one that is really gross”. The way we see it is All Things Worn is helping the environment by saving items from landfill and finding a new home for them. We even save on laundry too!
How do you keep people’s identity and payment information safe on All Things Worn?
Our subscription and payments are managed by our 3rd party payment provider. Any personal information is only ever seen by members of the Admin Team and is never displayed publicly.
What happens if you don’t receive an item you have paid for on All Things Worn?
We have now created our own payment option – KinkCoins. This offers a buyer more protection and allows us to return the KinkCoins back to the buyer in the event of a dispute.
Can you make a living selling items on allthingsworn.com?
Yes, we have sellers whose main source of income is All Things Worn. These sellers work incredibly hard to market themselves. One of our sellers even wrote a blog about it https://www.allthingsworn.com/blog/how-to-make-panty-selling-a-full-time-job. Not everyone will be able to give up their jobs to sell used items, but with the right amount of effort, they can certainly subsidise their main income.
How much does it cost to sign up as a buyer or seller, do you take commission and what can you do as a seller without buying the premium package?
It is free for both buyers and sellers to sign up and we allow Sellers to list up to 3 items for free. This is to give Sellers a chance to see if the site is the right place for them. You can receive and read messages from buyers. However, In order to respond to messages, you will need to upgrade to be a Premium Seller.
The Premium Seller subscription is $13.99 per 30 days and renews automatically but can be stopped at any point as there is no minimum subscription. We do not take any commission and the seller keeps all of their income.
How is your site different from other worn item sites?
We are not just a marketplace for the sale of used items, we have created an amazing community, where people come and explore their kinks & fetishes in an open and inclusive environment. Our members support and empower one another and is why many people join our platform and stay. Some of our members have found life-long friendship on ATW!
We have a responsive Admin Team who are on hand to help assist with any queries, something that you will not find on many other platforms. We are also “all ears” for suggestions and feedback to improve our community. In fact, many of our new features have been suggested by members of our community.
Is there a minimum amount you have to have sold before you can withdraw funds, and is there a fee or percentage taken when people do so?
Sellers are free to use their own payment methods, however, most sex workers will be aware that options like PayPal do not accept adult work and can also close down your account and freeze funds if they are found to be violating this.
Our KinkCoins option offers an anonymous payment option, meaning personal details need not be exchanged. We don’t take any fees for buyers or sellers using this option. Sellers are able to withdraw KinkCoins once they reach 300 KinkCoins (equivalent to around $30)
Where is there the biggest demand on allthingsworn?
Our community is very diverse. A lot of sellers have admitted they were very nervous coming on to our site as they weren’t confident with their bodies, but the community has helped them gain more self-esteem and body confidence, as you can see from this blog written by one of our sellers.
https://www.allthingsworn.com/blog/how-being-a-bbw-on-a-used-panty-platform-made-me-feel-sexy. It’s amazing to see our sellers embracing body confidence and supporting and empowering one another. Seeing sellers supporting sellers makes us even more proud of our community!
Is there a way you validate that sellers look like/are who they say they are?
A Verified seller has sent us a picture of themselves holding a piece of paper containing instructions that we have asked them to write, and also a copy of their ID. This ensures that the user is 18+ and are also a real person. This also verifies their gender, so you know if you are buying from a verified seller, then you are buying items genuinely worn/produced by the gender they claim to be
What is the age limit for using the allthingsworn.com site?
Strictly 18+. This is an adult platform and we will not allow anyone or anything referring to under 18s
Where can people learn more about how to get started on All Things Worn?
We’d recommend checking out our blog area. We have heaps of blogs written by both buyers and sellers which offer a plethora of information to get started. https://www.allthingsworn.com/blog
If people want to contact you directly at allthingsworn.com, what’s the best platform to use?
We are active on email and social media but All Things Worn itself will get you a quicker response 🙂
Are there any items or photos/text that are banned on allthingsworn?
We do not allow any images refer to illegal activities, nudity or violence.
What are the future plans, new features and projects for allthingsworn?
We are looking to extend our Exclusive Content feature to allow video content. Currently, sellers can upload images to a “locked” folder, buyers can then access this instantly by paying with KinkCoins. We are looking to expand this to include video content, as well as other exciting features in the very near future.
Do you do any other educational/recreational events?
Unfortunately due to the global pandemic, we’ve not been able to 🙁
What do you love most about the business you have made?
The community, without a doubt. When we first started, we were naive to think that we could create just a marketplace for people to buy and sell used items. The more insight we gained, the more we realised how important it was to create a community. A place where users could hang out and engage with other kinksters. ATW wouldn’t be the place it is without the sense of community and members supporting and empowering each other. We love that we have provided an environment where people are free from judgement and can explore their kinky sides, something that many have never felt able to do before ATW.
Is there a sense of community with this kink, or is everyone quite secret/separate?
There is definitely a sense of community, where members feel comfortable discussing their kinks, interests and fetishes with others that share these interests.
So, there you have it! An extremely tempting way to spring clean, make some cash and rekindle the community and connections we have lost over the last year and a half. In all honesty, who, obeying lockdown, hasn’t wished for the scent of another human beside them at some point? Will you be signing up? Please comment below.