Weaving dreams: Tracing cotton and fashion in Africa

May 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Stories

Begun in 2001, U.S. cotton subsidies have had a huge impact on world cotton prices in Africa, particularly in Mali. This has led to a decline in cotton farming for a country that is dependent on cotton production for growing subsistence food crops and social services such as education and housing. Amanda Martinez reports on how African fashion entrepreneurs could bring new life to Mali’s dying cotton production.

Weaving Dreams: Tracing Cotton and Fashion in Africa from Amanda Martinez on Vimeo.

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