Frequent question: Is Ukay Ukay legal in the Philippines?

Why the Republic Act No 4653 is existing in the Philippines?

AN ACT TO SAFEGUARD THE HEALTH OF THE PEOPLE AND MAINTAIN THE DIGNITY OF THE NATION BY DECLARING IT A NATIONAL POLICY TO PROHIBIT THE COMMERCIAL IMPORTATION OF TEXTILE ARTICLES COMMONLY KNOWN AS USED CLOTHING AND RAGS.

Why is Ukay-Ukay cheap?

One of the main reasons people buy ukay-ukay products is because one can get authentic designer items at crazy low prices. A bag by Comme des Garcon (CDG), for example, could cost up to $500 when bought in retail or online stores but can be bought for as low as Php25. 00 in the ukay-ukay (Nitura, 2019).

What is Ukay-Ukay in the Philippines?

Ukay-ukay is a term used both for the act of shopping by digging up piles of used or pre-loved clothes until one makes a good find. It also refers to retailers of secondhand clothes and accessories in the Philippines.

Who is the target market of Ukay-Ukay?

Today ukay-ukay serves not only the CDE markets, but also budget-conscious, variety-seeking AB customers who know that the stalls carry a wide range of used goods and export overruns, including toys, linen, handbags and shoes.

What is another name for thrift store?

Synonyms of thrift shop

  • boutique,
  • chain store,
  • department store,
  • dime store,
  • exchange,
  • five-and-ten.
  • (also five-and-dime),
  • mart,
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Is it illegal to donate used clothes in the Philippines?

Donation/importation of used clothing shall be strictly prohibited in order to safeguard the health of the people and maintain the dignity of the nation.

What factors influence the customer to buy Ukay Ukay?

The other factors included conventional reasons such as durability, wide array of choices and availability of branded products at a low cost. More so, clothes are best buys for occasional shopping. Group references, like relatives, friends and co-workers, influenced the respondents in buying “ukay-ukay” products.