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Report: Poisoned Gifts

From donations to the dumpsite: textiles waste disguised as second-hand clothes exported to East Africa

Report: Poisoned Gifts

Report: Poisoned Gifts

Greenpeace research on textile waste exports to East Africa

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Global fashion brands are promoting circularity, but reality shows that this is still a myth. Nowhere is the failure of the fast fashion linear business model more visible than in the countries where many of these cheap clothes end up once their short lives are over: on huge dump sites, burnt on open fires, along riverbeds and washed out into the sea, with severe consequences for people and the planet. (German version here.)