The unintended consequences of clothing donations

Women sort through clothes at the Texool factory January 6, 2016 in Kutch, Gujarat. Allison Joyce for the Wall Street Journal

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal focuses on the market for the global clothing donation and recycling industry, centering on the trade from the United States to India. One of the most immediately striking elements of the piece are the photographs that accompany it, featuring piles and piles of used clothing on large trucks and people picking through the mountains of fabric taller than they are. The quantity of donated clothing is astounding.  These pictures show a fraction

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