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Fellow Agents, some of you may have heard of a new campaign called One Million Shirts who want to collect 1,000,000 used and new t-shirts and send them to Africa to help people with no clothes. They are also collecting money for the shipping costs. This project by a (well intentioned?) Jason Sadler who is taking A LOT of criticism from development bloggers for obvious reasons: (1) there is no shortage of used clothing in Africa; and (2) second hand clothing has crushed the textile industry in many countries of Africa and hundreds of thousands of African workers have lost their jobs as a result of this.
Jason Sadler has posted a video response to what he calls “hatorade” on http://yfrog.us/854i9z - wow, a real lesson on how NOT to respond to criticism IMHO!!
I would certainly be more impressed if Mr. Sadler’s charity would buy 1 million shirts from vendors in Africa and bringing them back to clothe poor inner city kids in the United States. Texas in Africa has offered various alternatives to Mr. Sadler.
So, what think you of Mr. Sadlers initiative?