Mr Democracy

A written constitution for the UK (made in China)

  • Welcome to Mr Democracy, the story of a British artist who set off to get a written constitution for the UK made.
    Understanding the changing balance of power in the world, and with a nod to Britain’s ‘democratic’ ventures across the world, he chose to get it written in China, and ship it back to the UK.
    Read more under 'about' and in the many blog entries.

Wholesale markets

Posted by mrdemocracy on 27,07,2008

Sarah and I have been looking on the internet for chip and toy suppliers. Sarah calls it ‘toys ‘n’ chips’ – you also also get sick of it after too much. We decided to check out some wholesale markets on Tom’s advice, to see if we could just look at the thing directly, maybe find some suppliers. In the meantime, Gregg called up to say he’d got in touch with his friend, who said the money was too little for him, but we should know that all the toys are made in Shantou (see map), about 250miles east of Guangzhou, at the edge of Guandong province.

We had to visit the wholesale markets a few times. We found some walking and dancing dolls which are pretty bad, but make you laugh.

The original idea was not to use dancing dolls necessarily, but they are funny and they could be good.


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