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Where am I wearing? : a global tour to the countries, factories, and people that make our clothes

Author: Kelsey Timmerman
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2009.
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From the Publisher: Globalization makes it difficult to know where the things you buy come from. Journalist and travel writer Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know where his clothes came from and who made them, so he traveled from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia to China and back. Along the way, he met the people who made his favorite clothes and learned as much about them as he did about globalization itself.  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Timmerman, Kelsey, 1979-
Where am I wearing?
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2009
(OCoLC)608147659
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kelsey Timmerman
ISBN: 9780470376546 0470376546
OCLC Number: 230191529
Description: xiv, 248 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Prologue: We have it made --
Part 1: Mission --
1: Consumer goes global --
2: Tattoo's tropical paradise --
3: Fake blood, sweat, and tears: anti-sweatshop protestors --
Part 2: My Underwear: Made In Bangladesh --
4: Jingle these --
5: Undercover in the underwear biz --
6: Bangladesh amusement park --
7: Inside my first sweatshop --
8: Child labor in action --
9: Arifa, the garment worker --
10: Hope --
11: No black and white, only green --
Part 3: My Pants: Made In Cambodia --
12: Labor Day --
13: Year zero --
14: Those who wear Levi's --
15: Those who make Levi's --
16: Progress --
17: Treasure and trash --
Part 4: My flip-flops: made in China --
18: PO'ed VP --
19: Margaritaville --
20: Life at the bottom --
21: Growing pains --
22: Real China --
23: On a budget --
24: All-American Chinese Wal-Mart --
25: Chinese fantasy --
Part 5: My Shorts: Made In The USA --
26: For richer, for poorer --
27: Untold stories --
Appendix: Where are you wearing? the inexact science of finding out where your clothes were produced.
Responsibility: Kelsey Timmerman.
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Globalization makes it difficult to know where the things you buy come from. Journalist and travel writer Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know where his clothes came from and who made them, so he traveled  Read more...

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