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By Adam Sneyd

even if we're out at the streets or among the sheets, cotton is our consistent better half. yet in the back of this ubiquitous fibre prized for its softness lies a darker tale of exploitation and difficulty. during this penetrating research, Adam Sneyd explores the ability politics that envelop cotton as significant company gamers and nations throughout Africa, Asia and the Americas compete to manage it.

In the aftermath of sweatshop scandal exposes and manufacturing unit cave in failures, retailers and shops have referred to as for ?better? cotton farming practices. yet in looking to hinder the following transnational media circus, will businesses easily turn out cementing business-as-usual? company public relatives approach now competes at once with the voices of an alternate international group that seeks to essentially rework the best way that cotton is farmed. but those calls for for cotton to paintings larger for individuals and the planet have flown below the radar as media cognizance has centred in its place on farmer subsidies and costs. From the neighborhood to the worldwide, this booklet takes the reader on an illuminating trip during the multifaceted and infrequently grubby politics of the fluffy white stuff on the earth economic system. The pile of political laundry it uncovers is voluminous yet, as Sneyd argues, has to be aired within the pursuits of sustainability and development.

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