Cotton: The Story Behind the Garment Industry

March 21, 2017 / In These Times
Jošt Franko, Meta Krese
Following a T-shirt's supply chain from Burkina Faso to Bangladesh to your local mall—and back again.
March 7, 2017 /
Tom Hundley
This week: the dark history behind modern day cotton production, Saudi Arabia's religious exports, and the violent pursuit of sand.
March 2, 2017 / The New York Times
Jošt Franko
Pulitzer Center grantee Jošt Franko was featured on The New York Times Lens Blog for his work on the cotton trade.
January 26, 2017 / Delo
Meta Krese, Jošt Franko
Article about the Global path of cotton in the Saturday supplement of the biggest Slovenian daily Delo
January 9, 2017 / Open Society Foundation
Jošt Franko, Meta Krese
Open Society Foundations instagram takeover with the Global supply chain of cotton industry project
January 5, 2017 /
Meta Krese, Jošt Franko
Meta Krese and Jost Franko discuss today’s globalized economy by connecting growers of cotton from Burkina Faso, the garment industry in Bangladesh, and European consumers.
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?
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.
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.
December 13, 2016 / The Nation
Meta Krese, Jošt Franko
Following the path of cotton from Burkina Faso to Bangladesh to your local mall.