12 January 2014

Made In Lesotho

I noticed in a pair of blue jeans that I bought about a year ago that they were "Made in Lesotho" (a small country in southern Africa).  This is the first time that I can recall ever purchasing an ordinary consumer item (as opposed to "cultural goods") made in Africa.

Perhaps labor in Asia and Latin American has grown too expensive compared to African labor, while unrest in some parts of Africa has died down.

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