Fabric maker loses his family business to global trade

Edoardo Nesi owned one of Italy’s finest textile factories, but after China entered the World Trade Organization and Europe transitioned to the Euro, orders at his factory withered. He was forced to sell his family business. Nesi sees his story as illustrating the dark side of globalization.

Author Edoardo Nesi. Credit: Francesco Godi.



  • Edoardo Nesi - filmmaker, co-author of the book “Everything is Broken Up and Dances: The Crushing of the Middle Class”