One area we have touched on many times that most fashion blogs have over looked is the question of 2nd hand clothing continuing to damage the fashion industry in Africa. 2nd clothing mainly from USA is so much engraved in the Ghanaian society it’s almost unthought of to question it’s impact and impossible to imagine what a Ghanaian fashion world will be without it. In fact it’s a topic that hasn’t been touched on in any fashion seminar in Ghana to date.
The two main arguments that arise when denouncing 2nd hand clothing is 1/ A lot of people have jobs because if it and 2/ It’s more affordable for most people. Yes, it is true, 2nd hand clothing has a number of that maintain it, from distributors, to salesmen and more. But that is nothing compared to the jobs that can be created in a thriving home based fashon economy. In fact there will even be room to employ all the same participants in the 2nd clothing industry.
This year Accra Fashion Week will hold various seminars and it doesn’t intend to over look the question of 2nd hand clothing and how it impacts our fashion market. The seminar/discussion will feature individuals with prominent and relative positions in the field of fashion, law and sales and will close with how Ghana can grow beyond the said contradiction. Seminar information to be present soon, but for now visit www.accrafashionweek.org for more information.