Global trade in second-hand clothes is worth approximately USD4.3bn per year. Polish companies play an important role in this sector. The Polish market of a second-hand clothing is estimated at PLN6bn. The success of the global trade in second-hand clothing also has a dark side.
In Poland, the regulatory activity of the state has got out of control. In 2014, twenty-five thousand pages of new regulations entered into force, but the state did not stop at that. In 2015 another 30,000 pages were introduced.