The plight of Uganda’s textile and fashion industry

PUBLISHED: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 10:42:43 GMT


Uganda’s attempts to breathe life into a local textile and fashion industry have often unravelled in the face of imports of second-hand clothes that amount to about US$145million annually. Efforts to ban used clothes or increase tariffs on their importation has also threatened to sour trade relations with countries like the United States who are making billions from selling their used garments in Africa.

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