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The Truth About the Clothes you Donate

Jane C

" 'Oboruni wewu' is what this used-clothing market in Accra is called. It means 'White man dead' in twi, a local language; I enjoyed the irony of the phrase as I enthusiastically shopped for Topshop, River Island, and BCBG clothing in a sea of what I knew to be possessions that we, in America (and elsewhere) are just tired of, and are not necessarily without use. "

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  • canes

    Frugality and simplicity are very difficult values to follow in our
    consumer oriented culture. Complex issue. Socrates was said
    to have commented on how "he enjoyed going to the market to
    see all the things he didn't need."

  • Brandie June

    She brings up some interesting points, that really could use some thought power as there isn't an easy fix. While the less-waste mindset is useful, I'm not such a fan of instead spending a ton of money for high-end designers, as she mentions that maybe she should have bought the Prada LBD at the end instead.