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Chinese Copycats of Mexican Crafts

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Chinese Copycats of Mexican Crafts
Outline...
Introduction
Situation of Mexican Crafts 2003 – 2013.
Mexican crafts and Chinese Copycats.



Conclusion

Facts...
Arguments...
Conclusions...
In Mexico a great number of people whose incomes depend on crafts sells are being really affected.
Chinese copycats have lower production costs because of the low quality materials used, therefore they can be sold at a cheaper price.
The Mexican crafts market has been taken by Chinese copycats, since people prefer the lower prices.
Hypothesis...
"Mexican crafter’s economic situation, specifically crafts sales, has been decreased during the last decade due to Chinese copycats of them sold in Mexican markets."
Leticia Juárez Gómez
Gerardo F. Islas Reyes

November 22, 2013
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Cheaper
Lower quality
References...
González, R. (14 de Julio de 2008). La Jornada. Obtenido de La Jornada: http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2008/07/14/index.php?section=capital&article=035n1cap
La Opinión Milenio. (28 de Julio de 2008). InfoLatina. Obtenido de Piratería china afecta a artesanos: http://0-site.securities.com.millenium.itesm.mx/php/search/doc?pc=MX&dcid=184196724&sv=EMIS&query_entry=advanced&search_mode=1&sort_by=&dtyp=&keyword=Pirateria+china&keyword_exact=&keyword_any=&keyword_all=&keyword_none=&display=1&range=range&fromdate=200
Franco, E. (2005). CULTURA POPULAR Y ARTESANÍAS. Jalisco: Secretaría de Cultura Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco:
El Sol de San Luis. (5 de Julio de 2013). InfoLatina. Obtenido de Bibliotecas del Tecnológico de Monterrey: http://0-site.securities.com.millenium.itesm.mx/doc.html?pc=MX&sv=CORP&doc_id=409954197&auto=1&query=artesan%C3%ADas%3Amexicanas%3A&db=&hlc=es&range=range&fromdate=20030101000000&todate=20130904000000&sort_by=Date
Notimex. (31 de Julio de 2008). Infolatina. Obtenido de Bibliotecas del Tecnológico de Monterrey: http://0-site.securities.com.millenium.itesm.mx/doc.html?pc=MX&sv=CORP&doc_id=184596292&auto=1&query=pirater%C3%ADa%3AM%C3%A9xico%3Aartesan%C3%ADas%3A&db=&hlc=es&range=range&fromdate=20030101000000&todate=20130904000000&sort_by=Date
Turok, M. (2001). cómo acercarse a la ARTESANIA. México: PLAZA Y VALDES EDITORES.
El Financiero. (27 de Julio de 2007). InfoLatina. Obtenido de Piratería China Pone En Peligro A Los Artesanos Mexicanos: http://0-site.securities.com.millenium.itesm.mx/php/search/doc?pc=MX&dcid=145395147&sv=EMIS&query_entry=advanced&search_mode=1&sort_by=&dtyp=&keyword=Pirateria+china&keyword_exact=&keyword_any=&keyword_all=&keyword_none=&display=1&range=range&fromdate=200
Dolores, Guanajuato

In the last ten years there were about three thousand craft workshops.
40 percent of the crafts sold in Mexico are not original.
Replicas
For some populations, handcraft production has become one of the main sources of income.
Latin and Caribbean Economic System:
Raul Picard, CONCAMIN president:
People buy Chinese crafts copycats 90 percent cheaper than the original ones.
Customers prefer a low price.
A Chinese black mud in Mexican market costs 10 pesos.
An original piece of San Bartolo Coyotepec costs 50 pesos.
Produced with wood and natural dyes.
Mexican crafts, fine craftsmanship.
Foreign tourists appreciate more handmade crafts than Mexicans do, who prefer buying quantity instead of quality.
In Mexico there are 12 millions of people who produce and sell crafts.
Incomes of “El Arte Brillante” were of two thousand pesos per day.
Nowadays they are minimum or null.
Chinese copycats' invasion.
(El Universal, 2013)
(El Sol de San Luis, 2013)
CONCAMIN:
(Noticias Financieras, 2013)
Rosita Jimenez, president of the Art, Tradition and Culture Oaxacan association:
(La Opinión Milenio, 2008)
Mexican crafts:
Chinese copycats:
Made of porcelain, clay or agglomerates and acrylic paints.
(El Universal, 2013)
Carlos Martinez, president of the American Association for the Advancement of Folklore and Handcrafts:
Chinese replicas, worthless plastics.
(LaTercera, 2013)
(Martínez E. , 2008)
(El Sol de San Luis, 2013)
(Franco, 2005)
(Diario Presente, 2010)
2013: more than the half of them disappeared.
No more jobs, nor more crafts produced.
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