These incredible images document the village in China responsible for producing 60% of the world’s Christmas decorations. The Chinese city Yiwu, appropriately known as “China’s Christmas village,” has 600 factories and a massive marketplace for the sparkly red decor all-year-round.
The Guardian wrote in depth about the village in a recent article and explained that many of the workers don’t even know what Christmas is. “Maybe it’s like [Chinese] New Year for foreigners,” said one seasonal worker, 19-year-old Wei. The photos show workers spraying a soft red material on endless ornaments with caked shoes, clothing, and masks.
The amount of Christmas seen in these photos is a little disturbing, and dare I say some images even eerily resemble a slaughter house. I can only hope they don’t play Christmas music for 12 months straight…
Check out the stunning images below and read more at The Guardian.