I love taking tourists to the massive Chinese distribution centres in towns around Barcelona (check ChinaCity.es if you need help understanding the future of Spanish manufacturing), which sell wholesale to all comers with roughly 50€ in their pocket and reasonably impressive tax documentation. Here are some mannequins from San Adrián, People’s Republic of China:
The assumption that European men are slender, attractive and extremely camp may require some revision, even for the Barcelona market.
For reasons we needn’t necessarily go into here, Chinese textile marketing into Europe uses native body types, however idealised, unlike old-style marketing of European and north American products to Africans. Are glocalisers by definition bodysnatchers?
- What does “50 beautiful circle” mean?
Since the floods last month in China, the writer of the following email has no the house, has no the farmland
- Our next interior minister
I’m currently putting together an e-commerce site for some people here who want to sell their products abroad. Since I haven’t
- Chaney fools
Off to see À bout de souffle at Cines Méliès, where you get to see old rubbish for next to nothing
- Mouse Hunter
Thanks to Karim for the link-back.
- Phoney Spanish gypsy dancers at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York?
The Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo in 1901 is now remembered mainly for the assassination of McKinley by a Polish-American anarchist follower