Not So Fast (Fashion)! African Countries to Ban Secondhand Clothing Imports | Sustainable Brands

In March, the governments of the East African Community proposed a ban on imports of secondhand clothes to their regional trade bloc by 2019. The logic is that by stopping the trade of used garments, the apparel industry in these countries will be revitalized, create jobs and exports, and bolster their economies. What interests me is the implications this ban would have on the donating Western countries: If we could no longer offload our unwanted discarded clothing onto the poor, what would we do with those clothes?

Source: Not So Fast (Fashion)! African Countries to Ban Secondhand Clothing Imports | Sustainable Brands

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