Blog: Leonie BarrieSecond-hand chic

Leonie Barrie | 1 March 2004

Gap T-shirts, Levi jeans, Nike trainers, and Marks & Spencer cargo pants are among the estimated 200,000 tonnes of old clothes discarded each year in Britain to be worn again or used in industry. African governments are often heard to blame the trade in second-hand clothing for decimating their domestic textile sectors, but are poor economic management and high inflation more to blame? And what do the African consumers think of a practice often seen as no more than western relief aid? The journey of a £50 blouse donated to charity makes for fascinating reading:

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