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Cotton The Perils and the Promise This magic crop was once thought to be the ‘white gold’ that would lead the Global South out of poverty. But all is not well, neither in the cotton ﬁ elds nor in the sweatshop factories that turn out your T-shirts and blue jeans. We follow the cotton chain and ﬁ nd links that are tangled in exploitation and tragedy. Our editor travels to India to discover an unfolding disaster - and the determination to reshape the fabric of the cotton economy. But there’s more to the story of cotton than that – a fascinating history, a contested present and a perilous future ﬁ lled with promise.
◆ Death by cotton – why India’s farmers are killing themselves.
◆ Bob Jeﬀ cott makes the case for moving beyond ethical shopping.
◆ Dionne Bunsha on the destruction of working class Mumbai.
◆ Jim Th omas on future clothes.
◆ Cotton: the fabric of history.
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