‘Christmas village’ and the “elves”

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Dec 22 2014 12:31
‘Christmas village’ and the “elves”

Christened “China’s Christmas village”, Yiwu is home to 600 factories that collectively churn out over 60% of all the world’s Christmas decorations and accessories, from glowing fibre-optic trees to felt Santa hats. The “elves” that staff these factories are mainly migrant labourers, working 12 hours a day for a maximum of £200 to £300 a month – and it turns out they’re not entirely sure what Christmas is

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/de...