Science is the pursuit of the truth. Truth informs our actions.
From years of interviews in Kantamanto Market to hundreds of X-rays of young women headcarrying bales of secondhand clothing, our immersive research studies provide the deep context for our interventions. Building on our citizen scientist ocean textile monitoring efforts, we are about to embark on our biggest study yet. We aim to establish the ecotoxicological impacts of secondhand clothing waste and to categorize the major chemicals of concern and their interaction with the environment, including how pollution from the consumption of clothing is felt in communities and ecosystems throughout Ghana. Through engagement with community members across both rural and urban settings to correspond environmental data points with social practices and aspirations of change.
This knowledge drives toward community-led ecological regeneration and behavioural shifts on both a local and global scale.
We'll publish the samples taken along the expedition here. Stay tuned!