March 2018 Academic & Specialist Nick Hern

World Factory: The Game Zoë Svendsen

World Factory: The Game
Zoë Svendsen

Made in China. Sold in Britain. Worn by you.

From the factory floor to the catwalk, from Shanghai to London, World Factory  weaves together the untold stories of people connected by the global textile industry.

This published edition of World Factory: The Game  adapts the highly successful, provocative and participative theatre production for the page, offering readers the opportunity to play – as individuals or in teams – the managers of a clothing factory in China and recreate the experience of the game. In a cross between Monopoly and poker, players trade in workers and money, but it is a game about values – will you be an ethical factory owner or will profits always come first? In the rag trade, can anyone ever really win?