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Wednesday, May 19 • 17:00 - 18:30
Instant inspiration: The journeys our clothes make

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Many donate their used clothes to charity – and then what happens? Finnish Minna Knus-Galán equipped six pieces of clothes with gps trackers, and they ended up in strange places. Her colleague Jessica Stolzmann used gps trackers to dig into what happens to the clothes we return to online stores. Do you think they go directly back to the store? Think again!
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Trine Smistrup

Program director, ARENA for Journalism in Europe

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Minna Knus-Galan

investigative reporter, Finnish Broadcasting Company, Yle
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Jessica Stolzmann

Journalist, YLE, Finnish Broadcasting Company
Jessica Stolzmann investigated what happens to the clothes that we buy and send back to the shops. She bought clothes online and returned them with trackers. The investigation took her all the way to Northern Iraqwhere some of the clothes ended up in a landfill.Jessica has also investigated... Read More →

Wednesday May 19, 2021 17:00 - 18:30 CEST