Interview with Jason Hickel; Economic Anthropologist and the author of the new book Less is More. We discuss the historic political, social, and ecological threads that led to the economic model we now exist within. Understanding the model is foundational to understanding the textile industry as it exists, and the reasons why the most sustaining textile farming and making cultures struggle to exist.
The oldest strains of cotton tell a story of the people who cultivated it.
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Sammy Oteng is a Kantamanto Market organizer in Accra Ghana. The market is a 28 acre site, historically created by the people of Ghana to repurpose and reuse materials. Since the onset of fast fashion, the marketplace has become a dumping ground for the waste of the Global North. In a country of...