Where does all the clothing go? – Insights from academic research, but without the jargon

This post was written by Pamela Ravasio and orginally posted on Shirahime From Friday 20 to Sunday 22nd of January 2012 the ‘Everything must go‘ exhibition in the South Bank’s Oxo Wharf (London, UK) opened its doors to the public. The event was in many ways special: Not only aimed at bringing interested non-academics and academics together, but its principle aim was to convey to the general public academic research results around recycling commodity chains (from the ‘Waste of the World’ and ‘Worn Clothing‘ project) acquired over the course of 5 full years. The mentioned two projects have 2 major focus areas: Clothing Recycling and the recycling (scavenging) of ships in dedicated shipyards. While the facts and stories about ship recycling impressed through the strength and rawness of their on-site report, it was the how ingeniously literally everything gets a new lease of life left in developing country that made a a lasting impression on me. This all said, it

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