The film ‘T-shirt Travels' takes all of us to the Sub-Saharan African land of Zambia, a country who have in the 1960's was know for having a thriving, home textile market. As of late, while using countries huge amount of debt and the constant troubling of their collectors, such as the IMF, Zambia's local economy provides deteriorated as well as the textile sector has disappeared. However , there is certainly another issue present which has also contributed to the decrease of Zambia's economy: the second-hand garments industry. All three of these elements; immense financial debt, hassling collectors, and the second-hand clothing sector, as noticed in the film, are adding to the crash of a when thriving Zambian economy.
Zambia was initially noticed simply by Europeans as it had a attractive copper sector and a well-off overall economy. The Western european powers that controlled Zambia used it for its copper income and after gaining its independence was thought that Zambia would make it through in the changing world. Regrettably for Nyimba, zambia, this was not the situation. As oil prices begun to rise in a exponential rate, the price of birdwatcher started to drop in the same way. Zambia wasn't making enough funds from the copper they were creating and they were spending too much on fuel to help mine the copper. As a final measure to help have them out of debt, the Zambian authorities turned to a Neoliberalist company known as the Foreign Monetary Pay for (IMF). Being taught that copper mineral prices would eventually rise, the Zambian government took out money through the IMF to their debt. When the persistent copper rates refused to rise Zambia was forced to always borrow money and thereby put them more and more into debt. This was the catalyst that captivated the fall of Zambia's economy permanently.
Zambia was and so deep indebted that all financial activity i visited a stand still. The Zambian government was unable to come up with enough money to build services within their country such as education...