Second-hand clothing in the UK
Recycling Indian clothing
Karen Tranberg Hansen is an anthropologist who has written extensively about the global second-hand clothing trade, carrying out research amongst commercial recyclers in the USA and Europe. As part of her interests in urban livelihoods and economic transformations, she has conducted fieldwork on the used clothing economy and consumption practices in Zambia. She is Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University.
B Lynne Milgram is an anthropologist currently working on women’s work as street vendors and their engagement with the second-hand clothing trade in the Philippines. She has previously worked on women’s cooperatives and microfinance. She is Professor of Anthropology at Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), Toronto.
Andrew Brooks is a geographer who has been working on social and economic change in Southern Africa with a focus on the used clothing trade in Mozambique. He is currently lecturing at Kings College London.
Hanna Rose Shell is a filmmaker and historian of science who has been researching second-handclothing in Haiti and New York. She has made a film, Secondhand (Pepe) about the trade between North America and Haiti. She is assistant professor at MIT in the Science, Technology and Society, and Comparative Media Studies programs.