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These African Countries Don't Want Your Used Clothing Anymore
Such imports have devastated the local clothing industries and led the region to rely far too heavily on the West.
How to Get to Know Your Neighbors? Have a Stoop Sale
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Like Brooklyn, Philadelphia had plenty of perfect stoops: Cement or red brick stairs that you plop down on whilst sipping a soda, waiting for people to stroll by and spot your amazing -- and probably dusty -- wares.
5 Easy Ways to Reduce Clothing Waste and Save Money
Advisor | Social Impact
As clothing manufacturers and governments address waste in both the pre-consumer and post-consumer stages of the global textiles lifecycle, what can we easily do to reduce clothing waste -- and save money?
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William B. Bradshaw
Nearly seventeen years ago, my friend and his wife lost their 34 year old son to cancer. A friend of the son who attended the funeral was doing mission work in the Ukraine and offered to take the son's clothing back with him to the impoverished nation
Social Change for Free Is a Difficult Price Point to Undersell
Founder/Host, Cafe Impact
We can and must learn to acknowledge -- indeed respect -- the sincerely committed social innovator without unthoughtfully endorsing every social innovation.
Re-commerce: The Resale You've Been Waiting For
CEO and Chief Knitwit, thredUP.com
Following in the footsteps of retail, the future of used is all online. As technology continues to make the experience of selling and purchasing second-hand items easier and more secure, when will other verticals start to embrace resale?
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Second-Hand Clothing Gets a Second Life
Over a dozen venture-backed peer-to-peer fashion marketplaces have launched in the last year. Re-commerce, it seems, is green in more ways than one.
Why I Stopped Clothes Shopping for 6 Months
LearnVest is a program for your money.
"Dave," I announced on our final night of the "How Poor Are We?" summit, "I am going to give up my clothing budget for six months."
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Helping Women, One Closet at a Time
Online Dating Expert, Bestselling Author, and CEO, Cyber-Datin...
Jill Alexander isn't your ordinary fashion reseller. She's the founder of The Divorcￃﾩe Sale, where their tagline is "Her Past. Your Future."
Used Clothing Collection Bins: Why They're Good for the Environment
Let's not limit ourselves when it comes to recycling -- there's more to it than aluminum and glass.
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Textile Waste: Taking Cues From Emerging Markets
The average American consumes over 60 pounds of new clothing a year. Unlike us, emerging economies protect the environment by consuming millions of tons of second-hand clothing each year.
Thinking About a Textile Recycling Program? What Every City Should Consider
City recycling programs can't stop at bottles and cans. There's still a lot more local leaders can do to drive down the amount of waste sent to costly landfills each year.
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