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Mort de la fripe en Afrique ou fin d'un cycle ?


  • Sylvie Bredeloup
  • Jérôme Lombard


Second hand clothes have invaded African markets for several decades. In all African countries, this kind of trade gives job and money to thousands of people without resources. Poor populations also buy cheap clothes. Firstly, the paper focuses on the arrival of second hand clothes during the past century in countries of Cape Verde, Ivory Coast and Senegal. Secondly, the paper presents big traders and detailers in that sector. Most of them are foreigners. Thirdly, through the places of capital cities where second hand clothes are sold, we try to explain again the notion of second-hand and what productions in African cities are possible.

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  • Sylvie Bredeloup & Jérôme Lombard, 2008. "Mort de la fripe en Afrique ou fin d'un cycle ?," Revue Tiers-Monde, Armand Colin, vol. 0(2), pages 391-412.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rtmarc:rtm_194_0391

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