The Lesotho Clothing and Allied Workers Union (LECAWU) plans to fight the sale of second-hand clothing - which it says threatens the country's garment retail and manufacturing sectors.

According to the union's National Coordinator Willie Matseo, eradicating second-hand clothing should be a joint effort between his union, retailers and producers.

He says clothing is donated to developing countries but ends up on market stalls, and argues that this restricts employment in the retail sector, and that factories will be unable to sell their apparel if second hand clothing dominates the market.