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A second hand clothes retailer folds second hand jeans at his stall at Owino Market in Kampala, the capital of Uganda,Friday Sept. 15, 2023. Downtown Kampala’s Owino Market has long been a go-to enclave for rich and poor people alike looking for affordable but quality-made used clothes, underscoring perceptions that Western fashion is superior to what is made at home. But, despite their popularity, secondhand clothes are facing increasing pushback. (AP Photo/Hajarah Nalwadda)

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Used clothing from the West is a big seller in East Africa
October 16, 2023 midnight

Used clothing from the West is a big seller in East Africa

Downtown Kampala's Owino Market has long been a go-to enclave for rich and poor people alike looking for affordable but quality-made used clothes, underscoring perceptions that Western fashion is superior to what is made at home.