Did you know Santa Claus comes from China?
You should know this small town in Southern China if you care about Christmas.
Many countries claim Santa Claus as theirs, but today you really should know the truth, that your Santa comes from China, along with his presents. More specifically, Yi Wu, a small town in Zhejiang Province, southern China, as 80% of all the Christmas gifts were made there in 2019.
From the iconic Christmas decorations to Santa dolls, and artificial pine trees that generated sales of nearly 2 billion RMB ($312.9 million). Even when the world is still in the midst of the pandemic, this little county has seen 60% of the global Christmas orders this year, showing just how large a part of the market this town holds.
Before its Christmas-related economy, Yi Wu was a poverty-stricken county that greatly relied on agriculture in the 70s with the biggest concern for locals being low soil fertility and a lack of fertilisers.
With the worry arising from fertilisers came the famous story of people exchanging sugar with chicken feathers, the locals discovered that chicken feathers could be processed into fertiliser. In addition, these feathers can be made into other scarce products of greater value, such as feather dusters or kicking shuttlecocks – a popular sport amongst Chinese people.
Even when the world is still in the midst of the pandemic, this little county has seen 60% of the global Christmas orders this year, showing just how large a part of the market this town holds.
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