WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Charities donate tons of clothes each year to developing countries, but it’s an act of kindness that may do more long-term damage to local economies than the obvious short-term good.
Reconsider how and what you donate.
Supporting local economies is the ultimate goal: having a strong, stable, and competitive local market that can provide jobs, income, and stability for families is ultimately what we want to achieve. The way to get there is not by dumping things that aren’t good enough for ‘us’ to use and taking business away from local enterprises: it’s by empowering local businesses and buying their products.
(Read the whole article, it’s fantastic. Link in the source.)