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Selected information in english

Welcome to the homepage of FairWertung – the German umbrella organisation for fair recycling and reuse of used clothing and textiles in Germany. We are a network of organisations collecting second-hand clothes throughout the country. We are aware that most second hand clothes which have been collected in Germany are exported commercially by sorting companies and traders e.g. to East European or to African countries. Therefore we are interested in developing contacts with organisations and individuals living in countries where secondhand clothes from Germany are sold. Our aim is to learn more about advantages and disadvantages of secondhand clothes and to share experiences and ideas. We, therefore, produce a range of information on second-hand clothes, in general, and about our work, in particular. You will find a variety of articles and links on the following pages.

If you would like further information or want to share your ideas or experience with us, please contact us by e-mail: