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Fugitive denim : a moving story of people and pants in the borderless world of global trade

Author: Rachel Louise Snyder
Publisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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From a cotton picker in Azerbaijan to a Cambodian seamstress, a denim maker in Italy to a fashion designer in New York, Snyder captures the human, environmental, and political forces at work in a dizzyingly complex and often absurd world. In a disarming and humorous voice, she ponders questions of equity, sweatshops, and corporate social responsibility through narratives of individual people, making an often  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Louise Snyder
ISBN: 9780393335422 0393335429
OCLC Number: 310155120
Notes: Previous edition: 2007.
Description: 364 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The subversive ecosystem --
The vegetable lamb conquers the world --
White gold and all-tex quickie --
The little volcanoes we carry --
These galoshes were made for walking --
The particular dream of cheesecake ends --
God's nectar and other denim you don't know you wear --
Urinating on your jeans just makes good sense --
How the West was won --
A society of the mind and other atmospheric contaminants --
The artisan of unbearable shopping --
In the living we lose control --
The ghosts in the trees --
The long arm of the non-law --
Three men and a foreign policy --
A village with no daughters --
Knock, knock, knockin' on factory doors --
A view of one's own fatigued auditor --
The third party, exhibit A: the two-second handshake --
The third party, exhibit B: the last-minute orgy and other shoppers' delights --
The guardians of Edun.
Responsibility: Rachel Louise Snyder.

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"A fascinating chronicle of the $55-billion-a-year global denim industry." -David Futrelle, Los Angeles Times  Read more...

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"A thoughtful, ultimately hopeful look at how our choices about something as mundane as jeans can alter the lives of people 10,000 miles away." -- Fast Company "Contains a number of surprises about Read more...

 
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