Used clothes: Why is worldwide demand declining?



Pity today's clothes. Like unloved toys, they're being worn less often than ever.
The rise of fast fashion retailers has meant that consumers can buy trendy clothes almost the second they're designed - and just as quickly move on to the next fad.
Most of us try to lessen the guilt of our fashion fickleness by dropping those barely worn clothes off at a charity shop.
According to Oxfam, donations to its stores increased by 2% in the past year alone.
In many ways it's a virtuous cycle. But only 10% to 20% of donated clothes are actually sold through charity shops like Oxfam's.
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31 January 2018 in Business, Views: 50
Source: BBC
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