World Factory - The Game

World Factory - The Game $24.99

Zoe Svendsen & Simon Daw

Published by Nick Hern Books

Large Mixed Cast
Made in China

Sold in Britain

Worn by you

From the factory floor to the catwalk, from Shanghai to London, World Factory weaves together the untold stories of people connected by the global textile industry

This edition of World Factory - The Game adapts the highly successful, provocative and participative theatre production for the page, offering readers the opportunity to play as individuals or in teams the managers of a clothing factory in China and recreate the experience of the game

Like a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' novel, the game has multiple routes and outcomes, interlinking questions of ethics, fashion, consumer capitalism, environmental impact, working conditions, migration and globalisation

In a cross between Monopoly and Poker, players trade in workers and money

But it's primarily a game about values

Will you be an ethical factory owner?

Or will profits always come first?

In the rag trade, can anyone ever really win?

World Factory was created and produced in 2015 by the performing arts company METIS in co-production with the New Wolsey Theatre, Young Vic, and Company of Angels


"Lively, ambitious and highly entertaining" ~ The Times

"Smart, mischievous and genuinely thought-provoking" ~ Financial Times

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