Rafael Correa's Multicolored Dream Shirt: Commerce, Creativity, and National Identity in Post-Neoliberal Ecuador

@article{ColloredoMansfeld2012RafaelCM,
  title={Rafael Correa's Multicolored Dream Shirt: Commerce, Creativity, and National Identity in Post-Neoliberal Ecuador},
  author={Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld and Paola Mantilla and Jason Antrosio},
  journal={Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={7},
  pages={275 - 294}
}
During the transmission ceremonies in 2007, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa wore a specially tailored, elaborately embroidered shirt. Since then he has used such shirts on official state visits, given them to heads of state, and worn them during national events – elevating them as a symbol of his presidency. In this paper, we report on the apparel producer, fashion designer, and embroiderer who created the shirt, showing how their creativity, understandings of intellectual property, and… 
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