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Rag News: September 2020


El Salvador Reopens All Businesses Throughout this pandemic, El Salvador has endured one of the strictest lockdowns in Latin America. On March 14th, El Salvador declared a state of emergency. As a result, the circulation of people was prohibited. In fact, Salvadorians were not allowed to leave their homes under any circumstances, unless they were … Continue reading Rag News: September 2020

Rag News: August 2020


The Importance of Linens in the Recycling World Linens are a scarce product, that does not come around too often in donations bins. In fact, this is one of the reasons why thrift stores don’t sort this product from the institutional clothing. However, it is a commodity that is highly appreciated in the recycling world.  … Continue reading Rag News: August 2020

Rag News: July 2020


The Rise of Second-hand Clothing Second-hand clothing has been on the rise in the recent years, but in the next 2-5 years it’s forecasted to increase exponentially. The second-hand clothing market is projected to grow up to $51 billion in the next five years. As the market increases, big box retailers see the potential of … Continue reading Rag News: July 2020

Rag News: June 2020


The truth about COVID-19 on second-hand clothing.  It is normal to wonder whether it is safe to buy and use second-hand clothing during this pandemic. Many must be asking themselves “Can the virus be spread through clothes?” The Bureau of International Recycling argues that it is unlikely that second-hand clothing can be infected by the … Continue reading Rag News: June 2020