@Jostfranko follows the path of cotton from growers and harvesters in Burkina Faso to production in Bangladesh and Romania, and finally Western Europe in the form of retail garments. Image by Jost Franko. 2016.
January 9, 2017 Open Society Foundation
Jošt Franko, Meta Krese
Open Society Foundations instagram takeover with the Global supply chain of cotton industry project
December 24, 2016 Untold Stories
Meta Krese
What would change for farmers in Burkina Faso who rely on manual labor if they knew they were competing against farmers in the U.S. who use machines for pressing cotton bales?
Workers are seen in a garment factory in Mirpur area in Dhaka. The factory employs 1200 workers, who mostly produce jeans and jackets. Image by Jost Franko. Bangladesh, 2016.
December 23, 2016 Untold Stories
Meta Krese
Those who work in Bangladesh's textile industry know that a change in public opinion in the West could mean that they are out of a job.
Local farmers load the cotton onto the Sofitex containers at the collection center, near Boro. Image by Jost Franko. Burkina Faso, 2015.
December 23, 2016 Untold Stories
Jošt Franko
Photographer Jost Franko follows the path of cotton in Burkina Faso, Bangladesh and Slovenia, where he finds farmers and textile workers who are often struggling—underpaid or mistreated.
A garment worker carries jeans to a storage room in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh. Image by Jošt Franko. Burkina Faso, 2016.
December 13, 2016 The Nation
Meta Krese, Jošt Franko
Following the path of cotton from Burkina Faso to Bangladesh to your local mall.