East Africa Community to ban second hand clothes imports

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Global Thrift Store (2014): In Senegal, cotton fields stretch as far as the eye can see. Yet this natural wealth is increasingly overlooked in favour of used foreign imports as the country experiences a boom in second-hand trading from Europe. For similar stories, see: Brutal life inside Thailand's sweatshops The Culture Of Fear Inside Nicaragua's Labour Markets Exposing The Abuse Behind Senegal's Koranic Schools Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: For downloads and more information visit: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Instagram: "The French throw these clothes away? Really? They throw them away? " Fatou Dia, an employee at one of Senegal's second-hand sorting centres, is surprised to learn the origin of their stock. The country is experiencing a boom in second-hand trading, and separating unwanted garments enables Fatou to equip her daughter with school supplies. "I'm buying it little by little. I buy one thing, and then the next thing the next month. In this way, I manage". What is a lifeline to some is a business opportunity to others. "As far as wealth is concerned, human beings are never sated. Because he who does not have his own house is nothing". For Aliou Diallo, this cheap European clothing was a route to a better life. But in a country whose textile industry is rapidly disappearing from view, are these new imports doing more harm than good? Wild Angle Productions – Ref. 6092 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.

Subscribe to BBC News youtube bbcnews The UK is the world's second largest used clothing exporter - trading more than $600m worth of discarded fashion overseas each year, according to the latest UN figures. Top destinations are Poland, Ghana and Pakistan. What effect is this having? Subscribe to BBC News HERE Check out our website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram. Known to many Ghanaians as the 'Bend Down Boutique, " Kantamanto market is West Africa's biggest and busiest clothing shopping centre. If you've ever wondered exactly how business is conducted in this bustling market, we've got a tour guide to show you! Thrifting is such a fun, sustainable, ethical, and affordable way to buy clothing! These are my secondhand shopping tips and also a mini haulternative: ) I'd love to hear your thrift shopping tips in the comments! Music: Inner Light by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (Source: Artist: Thanks for watching! + Subscribe to My Green Closet + Support My Green Closet on Patreon + Join the My Green Closet facebook group - - - Also find me on twitter: instagram: pinterest: This is not a sponsored video.

Subscribe to France 24 now: FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24 7 Cheap labour and global fashion trends mean that people are consuming and disposing of an ever greater amount of clothing. But in India, these tattered rags are reincarnated. Textiles from across the world are sent to the Indian port of Kandala, the world capital of the second-hand garment trade and a billion-dollar industry. We take a closer look. Plus, we meet the Khmericans, Cambodian refugees who lived in the United States but were deported. They are now struggling to adjust to a homeland that many of them have never known. And conservation versus tourism: Vietnam's Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site, but keeping it pristine is a constant challenge. Visit our website: Subscribe to our YouTube channel: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter.

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