Sale second-hand clothes from hospital morgues as new? Really?

I read a news about a Chinese company bought second-hand clothes from an Israeli company and the Chinese company sale on Taobao just after washing and ironing job. Those clothes are actually from overseas landfills and even hospital morgues, according to local authorities. The Clothes could be contaminated with harmful bacteria and spread skin diseases, customs officials said.

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Customs officials in Shenzhen, a sprawling metropolis located near Hong Kong, found that most of the items were underwear, including those of famous brands such as Calvin Klein.

Sharing economy is an umbrella term with a range of meanings, often used to describe economic and social activity involving online transactions. Originally growing out of the open-source community to refer to peer-to-peer based sharing of access to goods and services,[1] the term is now sometimes used in a broader sense to describe any sales transactions that are done via online marketplaces, even ones that are business to business (B2B), rather than peer-to-peer.

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As we talk about how successful is Airbnb, Uber, we need to think about what sharing economy bring us and how should it be delivered. There definitely have sale second-hand things from dead or even something you buy from second hand is actually poor and not good quality even fake. Things happen for a reason, maybe price too high for customers. As a digital marketer, trying to make money is not wrong, however, to understand the customers and doing things obey the morality is what marketers and company should do. Same as everyone.

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  1. gigiginana says:

    Good point! Actually share economy is a good trend and it does let us more convenient , however it also result in lots of illegal exchanges online which damage consumer’s benefit.

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    1. Thank you! Definatly,to balancing it i thnik both government and consumer should work on it.

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