Toby Smith

In August  I travelled East with the Unknown Fields Division, to Vietnam, China and beyond. We traced the supply chain of the world’s consumer products across the South China Sea down cargo routes and inland to their production.

Yiwu in China is not only home to the world’s largest wholesale commodity market but also many of the “Just in Time” factories that produce seasonal or trending products.   Christmas consumables are produced in summer ready for wholesale, packaging and shipping to principally western markets. Ahead of the main body of documentary work from the field trip we’ve released this sattirical Xmas card above.  More of a jab at Western Consumption than Chinese production!

GIF Remix’s below by Prosthetic Knowledge




A small factory manufacturers Santa Hats for the European market.

YIWU – The World’s Largest Wholesale Commodity Market