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User Image thebeautyofbecoming Posted: Feb 22, 2018 11:11 AM (UTC)

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Market shopping is better with friends (Kili included). 🏔 Memoria, our local second hand market, stretches on for acres and acres. And though it can be overwhelming at first (especially on market days when new shipments come in), once you learn the layout of the market, get used to digging for clothing/home goods treasures, and get a handle on bartering in Swahili, it can be a lot of fun. I stick my money in my bra, wear a ton of sunscreen, and bring along a big basket to carry all my finds in. It’s pretty amazing. 👌🏻 But Memoria, unfortunately, is also the product of the west’s obsession with fast fashion and consumerism. Did you know that only 10% of items that are donated to thrift stores and Goodwill actually make it back into the American market? All the rest of its items will either get thrown into landfills or, like in the case of Memoria, get shipped overseas to the majority world. It’s actually terrible for the economy of Tanzania as well as the many other countries these used products get dumped into. Tanzania, along with a handful of other African nations, just passed a law this last year that will be discontinuing (banning) the import of second hand goods from the west. I wonder how this ban will affect Tanzania and what will come of Memoria over time. // Do you have second hand markets similar to ours where you live? Do you love them or hate them? What do locals think? I’m so interested to know! 🌻
User Image amylostsomewhere Posted: Feb 22, 2018 11:12 AM (UTC)

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That beautiful sunlight though.
User Image tirzsara Posted: Mar 13, 2016 6:55 PM (UTC)

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User Image Posted: Feb 22, 2018 10:00 AM (UTC)

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This morning woke up, walked into a door. Did some supine twists on the floor, got into pidgeon pose, felt so much anger and frustration, cried/sobbed. Got up, made tea. Felt better and dragged myself to work 🍵 humans are strange or maybe just me 🤔
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User Image welly_sitter Posted: Feb 22, 2018 9:53 AM (UTC)
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Meet Lady 🐱 this pic was taken as she welcomed me upon my arrival this evening - I'm looking after her for the next week & I think we're going to get along just fine 👍🏻😻
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