Photo of the day: Fidget Spinners in Yiwu

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6:07 PM HKT, Tue September 12, 2017

Continuing this week’s photo theme — Things in Yiwu.

Yiwu, an inland Zhejiang city about 200 miles from Shanghai, is Where Your ‘Made In China’ Trinkets Are Actually Made:

Yiwu is a small town by Chinese standards (pop. 1.2 million). But it’s globally significant to anyone who has ever bought socks, zippers, or a cheap last-minute Halloween costume.

Radii founder Brian Wong recently took a group of students around Yiwu and discovered that it’s also quite likely where your fidget spinner was made. Any time there’s a surging global demand for a small, mass-producible thing, Yiwu’s bound to get on the case.

Seriously, look at all these fidget spinners:

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