Cashmere Production In Mongolia

Photo: Jeffrey Lau I have been reading an interesting article on CNN.com about the high cost of CASHMERE. Take a look….

There are some amazing photos by Jeffrey Lau which  add definitive realism to the lives that many of us are fortunate enough not to lead. It also raises again the issue of the environmental cost and environmentally friendly products; on the one side cashmere production in this area has economically benefitted many people yet at the same time the area is probably at, or beyond, the limit of what can be realistically sustained.

Do we in the affluent west have a right to make these people live the poor but ‘worthy’ lives they used to lead? Or can they exploit the enviroment like we in the west have done over the last few hundred years?

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