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How used clothes became part of Africa's creative economy -- and fashion sense

By Karen Tranberg Hansen, Professor Emerita, Northwestern University
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In recent years the global secondhand apparel market for clothing and shoes has grown exponentially. In 2002 used clothing exports were worth US$1.4 billion. Despite a slowdown during the COVID-19 pandemic exports were close to US$4 billion in 2020.

Some of this growth has been driven by well known brands and high street retailers developing in-house clothing resale and establishing…The Conversation

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