Kampala second-hand clothes market
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The second-hand clothes personal shopper

Some £2.8bn ($4.3bn) of second-hand clothes are traded across the globe every year.

Uganda - where it is estimated that used garments account for more than 80% of all clothing purchases - has become a hub for the trade in East Africa. The BBC's Catherine Byaruhanga, in the capital Kampala, meets a personal shopper who scours the stalls of Owino market for the best bargains.

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  • 11 Feb 2015