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Waste couture: Used clothing market creates its own space
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Apr '09
A New Jersey shopping mall displays vibrant clothes with up-to-date fashion. A man strolling in an African mall wears a T-shirt with an American logo. It would rather be surprising to say that both panoramas are interconnected with each other through a line of clothing.

Recycling of old clothes and globalization together can make this happen. A US based survey states that 15% of the discarded clothing is given for resale, and approximately 12-15% of the Americans shop for their clothes in resale stores.

Used clothing is one of the most popular things sold in the flea markets. Children's used clothing sell more and faster comparatively over adult clothing because kids grow up and clothing sizes change very quickly.

The current era of internet also aids the sale of used clothing through sites like eBay. Springing up of one new fashion every day makes a trends go obsolete quickly. This also increases the market for used clothing. There exists a potential market for this clothing both at the urban and village areas.

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