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African Second-hand Clothes: Mima-te and the development of sustainable fashion
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
2015 (English)In: Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge , 2015, 91-99 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Sustainable development
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Abstract [en]

A vast surplus of unwanted clothing is produced from excessive consumption in the Global North where a far greater volume of second-hand clothing is collected than can be locally retailed in charity shops or as ‘vintage fashion’. The majority of collected second-hand clothes are exported and sold overseas in market places in the developing world, with diverse and disputed economic and cultural effects. We discuss an African fashion brand, Mima-te which is collecting American and European second-hand clothes found in the markets of Maputo, Mozambique and up-cycling them, creating value and crafting new fashion.

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Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge , 2015. 91-99 p.
Keyword [en]
Sustainable Fashion, Creative industries (CI), Fashion and Clothing, Redesign, Upcycling Textile Management
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Resource Recovery; Textiles and Fashion (General)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-5238Local ID: 2320/14600ISBN: 978-0-415-82859-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-5238DiVA: diva2:884660
Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2017-03-20Bibliographically approved

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