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Ugandan fashion designer embraces the second-hand clothing market

Return to Sender is a Ugandan-based project from fashion designer Bobbly Kolade that upcycles donated clothes into new items. Uganda receives many shipments of old clothes from countries in North America that he uses to create new fashionable designs, while also making a statement on the culture of fast fashion. His clothes also feature a passport that explains the origin of the items used for the piece to allow consumers to be more mindful when purchasing items. Read about how Kolade is embracing textile waste and giving it new life.

Photo by ANTONI SHKRABA