Eastern Europe up "thrifty the wind" second-hand clothing importers mad earn
Source: China Textile News
In previous years, the global financial crisis on central and Eastern Europe causedheavy losses, but the rise of a lot of second-hand clothing store, even people in Western Europe is also compressed family financial expenditure, many people began to visit such as "Primark" that the discount store. The people of Eastern Europe's wage income is much lower than the western people, many people around andsecond-hand clothing store. Therefore, many companies because of business of second-hand clothing store and wealth.
According to the news media in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, and Croatia, the rapid increase in second-hand clothing store. Bulgaria Tasmania second-hand clothing company in Romania and Greece have opened a new store. In Hungary, in order to satisfy the rapid growth of consumer demand, hada large second-hand clothing company (Hada) is ready to invest 1600000 euros to build a old clothes sorting hall.These companies have purchased secondhand clothing from Western European countries, some of which are new clothing attached labels. Analysts said, "from 1995~2008, central and Eastern Europe people income every year and the Western European average closer to one percentage point, increased from 35% to 50%. Since the outbreak of the economic crisis, the growth rate dropped sharply." Although this year the economy has greatly increased, but from the recovered to pre crisis levelsand a distance. Last year, the country's second hand clothing imports amounted to 56000000 euros, which is more than 2 times that of 2008. Engaged in second-handclothing had a company has 60 branches in Hungary, is expected to account for about 1/3 of the country's market share. Next year the company will also invest 1600000 euro to build a sorting hall in eastern Hungary, adding 150 workers, a total number of employees up to 900 people. The company imported British weekly from 30~40 tonssecond-hand clothing, the annual turnover of up to 32400000 euros. The companywas founded at the beginning is a family enterprise, in Ukraine near the border with a village sorting second-hand clothes. Founder Gioki Hatta said: "at that time, my wife,my grandma and my sister-in-law to help sorting clothes." The company's response to the financial crisis would be to shut down the downturn of the store, at the same time in the purchasing power of the stronger areas (including large shopping plaza)opened a new store. Hadad said: "I think the crisis so that consumers learn to thrift."
In Poland, more than 40% people buy second-hand clothing, in 2013 the countryimported second-hand clothing amounted to 100000000 euros, a few years ago morethan average almost 60000000 euros. These second-hand clothing mainly from Britain, Germany and scandinavian. Lattice Luojieka Avenue in Warsaw because of itssecond-hand shops and famous, here a dozen second-hand shops are close to each other. In general, it is estimated that there are about 2.1 thousands of similar second-hand shops in the country in 2011. Different shops prices vary greatly, from 30 zlotys($9) a kilogram to 80 zlotys a kilograms.
In Croatia, the capital city of Zagreb, in the past 10 years, the newly opened second-hand clothing stores have mushroomed general. The 53 year old Nina Belik runs amost old second-hand clothes shop in Zagreb. She said: "10 years ago, only our family, but now, people are more and more frugal, the growth in the number ofsecond-hand clothes shop quickly, and these stores are a good business." However,western people in the family of fiscal spending compression also affect the second-hand clothing business in central and Eastern europe. In addition, the second-handclothes shop owners find good source more difficult recently. A second-hand clothing store Warsaw boss Jolanta said: "the British people more and more poor, nor did theydispose of garment quality before then."
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