Tracking Used Clothes' Journey South of the Border

Workers sort used clothes from a conveyor belt at the Mextile facility in Matamoros, Mexico.

Workers sort used clothes from a conveyor belt at the Mextile facility in Matamoros, Mexico. John Burnett, NPR News hide caption

itoggle caption John Burnett, NPR News

Many major U.S. charities sell thousands of tons of clothes donated in the United States to brokers who ship them to 156 different countries. Many end up being sold to consumers in poor countries such as Mexico. NPR's John Burnett reports.

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