HELP & FAQ
- What is trendmill?
Trendmill is a place for you to catalog your closet and share your style with the world, a place to find clothing and accessories other people are wearing and most importantly a place where you can influence the next trends in fashion.
- How does it work?
You create a catalog, you upload photos of your clothing and accessories and you let people know where you got it from and where they can get it. You can even put it up for sale if you'd like!
You browse other people's catalogs and find items or looks that you've been searching for and you can rate things according to how you feel about them. This contributes to the overall Trendmill Score of the look which will determine what the next hot trends are.
- Why should you use it?
Because you spend the money shopping, you drive out to those obscure stores to dig in the racks looking for that special item, you take the time getting ready and you like the way it comes together. You should show it off to inspire other people and to let them know what you think style is by inviting them into your catalog.
Because you are interested in getting inspired by seeing what other people around the world are wearing.
Because you want to meet and interact with people to garner feedback about your style.
Because you are looking for a specific item and can't seem to find it anywhere.
Because you are a designer or brand trying to get your products seen by a vast array of people.
- How do you get started?
Trendmill is open to everybody from all walks of life, whether you are a fashionista who only wears high end designers, or a thrift store junky in a pair of sweat pants from your high school gym class, we feel that style is for everyone, even if the world's been telling you you've got none. All you have to do is register and start sharing.
- What is a "catalog"?
A "catalog" is a member's profile that allows you to submit photographs of your outfit or specific item out of your closet, to provide information on yourself, as well as accumulate friends in your entourage to keep track of what they are doing in terms of style. You can even write posts in your personal blog about whatever you like.
You don't have to be friends with someone to keep track of what they are doing though, all you have to do is subscribe to their feed.
You can also receive and leave comments, send or receive messages and track some of your favorite items other people have posted.
To get your own catalog, All you have to do is register
- How do you post a look in your catalog ?
Click the UPLOAD button on the main navigation menu.
Follow the instructions and fill out the form to give others as much information as you can about the look being uploaded.
- What are the rules?
- Make Sure The Photo Belongs to You *
- Make Sure The Information in the Clothing Item is Correct
- Do Not Spam the Site
- Do Not Flame Other Members
* Any photos that are reported to Trendmill will be moderated.
- How do you find what you are looking for ?
- You can find other people by visiting their Catalogs
- You can invite your friends to join in on the fun by using the invite/import page.
- You can find specific items or view the newest items by visiting CLOTHING
- You can find Brand Specific and Industry Specific Profiles and information by visiting BRANDS.
- You can find our latest reports in our trend reports
- What is the trendmill score ?
An item's Trendmill Score is its popularity at the time. The Trendmill Score is determined by your votes, along with how many times the item has been viewed and how long the item has been on the site. This score is logged at midnight every night, so you can view historically what the hottest trends of for that day was.
- How do you report questionable content ?
If you find an entry with spam, questionable content, anything breaking the terms and conditions or that you deem offensive, click the "flag" and it will be sent to our moderator to either delete the content or remove the member if necessary.
- Who is behind trendmill ?
TRENDMILL was created in 2004 by a group of guys who saw a lot of time and money going into fashion, but couldn't find a place to show off what people were putting so much energy into. The idea of a community to interact with people and to inspire and get inspired by people around the globe was something they found attractive.
As the concept developed, they figured out that beyond just showing off your clothes to other people, there was no one-stop shop for fashion online or a place where you could find out where to buy everything you were looking for. Instead many were scouring the Internet for hours trying to find that specific item and not knowing if they would ever find it, and if they were even getting it for the best price if they did and the power of community was a perfect way to change that.
After launching in 2006 and receiving a nice level of interest, the guys decided to include an editorial component to convey the information they were getting from industry directly, as well as to showcase what was going on in the depths of the site.
By 2007, they noticed that brands, magazines, blogs, stylists and independent designers were taking an interest in the site. They figured that they needed their own section because their information was important to members, but not worth overpowering the core of the site, which is your contributions from your closet.
In January 2009, the site was relaunched with a new look, a better interface and technology and a better approach to make your experience on the site a positive one that satisfies your need to find all things fashion.
- How do you advertise with trendmill?
We are always excited to work with companies we see of value to our members. We offer various advertising options and would love to hear from you to get something started.