The 10 top destinations in 2013 were Poland, Ghana, Pakistan, Ukraine, Benin, Kenya, Hungary, Togo, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and The Netherlands, the UN figures indicated.
Effect on Ghana’s economy
Dr Andrew Brooks, a lecturer in development geography at King's College London, in his book Clothing Poverty, believed that the flow of old clothing from the Western world as well as the availability of cheap, new garments from East Asia - has had a negative effect on local textile industries in many countries.
This was particularly so in Sub-Saharan Africa, where a third of all globally donated clothes are sold, he said.
Dr Brooks pointed to Ghana as an example of a country where local industries have been particularly negatively affected.
According to him, Ghana’s textile and clothing employment fell by 80% between 1975 and 2000.
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