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April 23rd, 2011

INFO – African Fashion and Textiles

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Written by: Jacqueline

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  1. By 2005 the global trade in Second-hand Clothing (SHC) had grown ten-fold to a value of $1 billion annually
    The Impact of Second-hand Clothing trade on Developing Countries – Baden, Sally and Barber, Catherine, Sept 2005 – Oxfam

  2. With an average GDP per capita of $637, and among the least developed countries on earth, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali (known as the Cotton-4 or C-4) rely on cotton more than any other commodity for their export revenues. These countries produce cotton more cheaply than anywhere else

  3. Since the beginning of the 1940s, world cotton consumption has increased at an average annual growth rate of about 2%

  4. Africa grows 12% of the cotton in the world out of which 95% is exported in its raw form.

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