Sunday, September 28, 2008

Worldwide Ukay-Ukay

Philippines, particularly Baguio, is the center of the ukay-ukay or the secondhand clothes of Hongkong and sometimes Tokyo. I heard from my French anthropologist friend Pascal that some countries in Africa get the Parisian and Milanese goods (lucky them!). Now, it surprised me that Haiti gets the US clothes.
Here's part of the article:
In 2002 The New York Times reported that of the approximately 2.5 billion pounds of clothes donated to charity in America each year, as much as 80 percent is shipped globally. The Times article inspired filmmakers Hanna Rose Shell and Vanessa Bertozzi to research the history of recycled clothing. From 2003 to 2007 they visited rag yards in Miami, dug through archives in London and Washington, D.C., and traveled to Haiti to see the international secondhand markets for themselves. The result is the recent documentary Secondhand (Pepe), which explores the global trade in used clothing.


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