The business of the secondhand clothing market in Africa and its Influence on the local apparel industry: Ghana as a case study., Adwoa Addomah-Gyabaa

This paper examines the secondhand clothing market in Africa using Ghana as a case study to determine how this business is impacting the local apparel industry and the environment respectively. The study seeks to find out what is influencing the importation of used clothing from western countries to Africa, specifically Ghana. The research explores how the local apparel industry can be revived and why it is important to sustain this industry in Ghana. Also, the research identifies the environmental impacts of secondhand clothing waste and measures the EPA can adopt to reduce it.

Key terms.
Secondhand clothing, Ghana, Africa, Local Apparel industry, EPA (Environmental Protection

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