Jonathan Watts: The tiger’s teeth

From the Guardian:

In 1980, three brothers in Qiaotou started up a business by picking buttons off the street. Twenty-five years on, this remote town makes almost every zip and button we wear. Just down the road, another has become a global centre for toothbrush-making, while a third is now the world capital of socks.

May 25, 2005 7:53 AM
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