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Second-hand garments overstake sale of new ones
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Sep '10
The second-hand clothing vendors in Dar es Salaam are doing good business, as more and more people prefer to go for used clothes, as these are sold at lower prices when compared with the new garments, which are imported at much higher prices.

Business is thriving for those who are involved in the day-to-day competition for selling trendy garments. In order to earn a livelihood, many Tanzanians are selling their products from roadsides, streets and galleries of their houses.

The informal sector, today, constitutes an important part of the society as well as economy, in Tanzania. It was earlier neglected by the officials, but now it is undergoing change. The authorities are now trying to formalise this sector, particularly when the country is faced with the challenge of unemployment.

Majority of the non-working as well as working class women prefer to use second-hand garments, particularly shirts and trousers, shoes and other feminine items.

Similarly, men also like to go for the used clothes which include trousers, shirts as well as footwear. Most of the urban dwellers go for used clothes as these are available at cheaper prices and have better quality. Moreover, these clothes last longer.

According to the people, brand-new garments from China are eye-catching and inexpensive. But these garments have low quality and therefore, are not long lasting.

It has been noted that those selling second-hand clothes are earning more than those who are involved in selling brand-new imported garments and clothing material.

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