Essay on Analysis of the Film Plant Money T-Shirt Project

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In 2000 the giant pool of money contained $36 trillion and has since doubled in size as of 2008 (Blumberg 2008). Its most recent profit increase is a result of developing countries and cities such as India, Abu Dhabi, and China making money from manufacturing garments and textiles. This financial gain was due to the Multi-fibre Arrangement (MFA) deal that limited the amount of allowance a developing country could export to a developed country expiring on January 1, 2005 (Dicken, 2011). The purpose of this accord was to protect exploited workers in developing nations while maintaining the capitalistic economy of developed countries. Capitalism is thought as a commodity- exchange system. A commodity is simply something useful that enters …show more content…
In 2000 the giant pool of money contained $36 trillion and has since doubled in size as of 2008 (Blumberg 2008). Its most recent profit increase is a result of developing countries and cities such as India, Abu Dhabi, and China making money from manufacturing garments and textiles. This financial gain was due to the Multi-fibre Arrangement (MFA) deal that limited the amount of allowance a developing country could export to a developed country expiring on January 1, 2005 (Dicken, 2011). The purpose of this accord was to protect exploited workers in developing nations while maintaining the capitalistic economy of developed countries. Capitalism is thought as a commodity- exchange system. A commodity is simply something useful that enters the market and is available for purchase at price. Three factors that drive capitalism are natural resources, labor and finances (Coe, Kelly, and Yeung, 43-7, 225). The content and themes shown in Planet Money T-Shirt Project, the world behind a simple shirt in five chapters, explores theories and concepts related to capitalism and global manufacturing discussed in economic geography. The film Plant Money T-Shirt Project, takes the viewer on a visual journey completing the stages of making a T-shirt through Jockeys manufacturers. The process begins with the cotton seed, engineered in Wisconsin and grown in Mississippi. It is then bundled up and shipped to Indonesia where it is spun, blended, combed, knitted and dyed. Now fabric, the cotton

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