Ugandan designer and entrepreneur Bobby Kolade is taking clothes donated to African countries, upcycling them into new items, and selling them back, through a project called Return To Sender. About 80% of all clothing sales in Uganda are of second-hand items discarded in wealthier nations, making it hard for Kolade and other designers to compete financially because their prices are higher. Kolade takes clothes sent to Uganda and adds his own unique twist, like his four-panel T-shirt which combines pieces from four different shirts, and then sells them to people around the world. Each piece comes with a clothes passport, which explains the origin of the items. "We're trying to say, 'look at what we've done with your waste. Please buy it back if you want to support industry in our country,'" said Kolade.

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