Used clothes from the West are ubiquitous across the African continent. But leaders in several East African countries are now trying to phase out imports of foreign hand-me-downs, arguing that they stifle local textile industries.
Host Afshin Molavi talks with Simon Allison, Africa editor at the Mail & Guardian, about how the used-clothing debate throws issues around trade, aid, and globalization into sharp relief. We also look at fashion and social change in Rwanda with Kigali-based designer Matthew Rugamba.
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