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Alan Wheeler

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  • Feature: Textiles tackle slowdownSubscription

    9 June, 2005Updated: 26 April, 2010

    Last year, trade restrictions in parts of Africa seriously threatened the viability of the global second-hand clothing market, and this year the UK industry has been trying to pick up the pieces. Since January, sales of second-hand clothing have held up, although we are now at the start of the slow selling season, which runs from April to August. There are already signs that this slowdown is happening. The prices paid for second-hand clothes in the traditional export markets are still