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Pre-Loved Podcast with Emily Stochl

Mar 28, 2022

S6 Ep11 THE OR FOUNDATION: Chloe Asaam and Sammy Oteng  - on Kantamanto Market, the impact of the secondhand clothing trade in Accra, Ghana and the programming they manage at the No More Fast Fashion Lab, a community center and circularity lab.


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Pre-Loved Podcast: The OR Foundation, managers Chloe & Sammy

Today, I’m joined by two guests, Chloe Asaam and Sammy Oteng, with the OR Foundation, a non-profit organization in the United States and Ghana, that has been operating in both countries since 2009. We have previously done two other Pre-Loved Podcast episodes in collaboration with the OR Foundation, S4 Episodes 19 and 20, which I’ll link in the shownotes. 

Today, I’m joined by Chloe, the Programs Manager of The OR Foundation, and Sammy, the Community Design Lab Manager. Chloe and Sammy are both trained fashion designers, researchers and humanitarians. Both of them have written and spoken about the impact of the secondhand clothing trade in Accra across an array of media, and we’re honored to hear from them today. 

I asked if we could have them on the show to get their perspective about the secondhand ecosystem in Accra, Ghana, particularly surrounding Kantamanto Market, the largest secondhand market in the world, and to also hear about the programming they manage at the No More Fast Fashion Lab, a community center and circularity lab, adjacent to Kantamanto Market, which the OR Foundation established in fall of 2021. 

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