Where Am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes

ISBN-10: 0470376546

ISBN-13: 9780470376546

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Kelsey Timmerman

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I was made in America. My "Jingle These" Christmas boxers were Made in Bangladesh. I had an all-American childhood in rural Ohio. My all-American blue jeans were Made in Cambodia. I wore flip-flops every day for a year when I worked as a SCUBA diving instructor in Key West. They were Made in China. One day, while staring at a pile of clothes on the floor, I noticed the tag of my favorite T-shirt: Made in Honduras. I read the tag. My mind wandered. A quest was born. Where am I Wearing? will trace the author's journey from Honduras, to Bangladesh, to Cambodia, to China, and back again to discover the origins of his favorite clothes, including his flip-flops, jeans, boxers, t-shirt, and basketball shorts. It intimately describes the connection between the garment workers' standards of living and the all-American luxury of our own lifestyle. It will be a personal look at globalization and outsourcing. It will answer the questions, "How are the lives of foreign workers affected?", "Why are these workers so poor?", and "How guilty should we feel?" Where am I Wearing? will bridge the gap between global producers and consumers by introducing readers to the human elements of globalization -- names, personalities, hopes, and dreams -- with the economic and political elements serving as a backdrop. Whether it is bowling a few frames with workers in Cambodia, riding a roller coaster with workers in Bangladesh, or simply dining on their floor during a power outage, the book will put a face on the impersonal force of globalization. It will show readers why they should care about the workers who make their clothes.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/24/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Prologue: We Have It Made
The Mission
A Consumer Goes Global
Tattoo's Tropical Paradise
Fake Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Anti-Sweatshop Protestors
My Underwear: Made in Bangladesh
Jingle These
Undercover in the Underwear Biz
Bangladesh Amusement Park
Inside My First Sweatshop
Child Labor in Action
Arifa, the Garment Worker
Hope
No Black and White, Only Green
My Pants: Made in Cambodia
Labor Day
Year Zero
Those Who Wear Levi's
Those Who Make Levi's
Progress
Treasure and Trash
My Flip-Flops: Made in China
PO'ed VP
Margaritaville
Life at the Bottom
Growing Pains
The Real China
On a Budget
An All-American Chinese Wal-Mart
The Chinese Fantasy
My Shorts: Made in the USA
For Richer, for Poorer
Untold Stories
Where Are You Wearing? The Inexact Science of Finding Out Where Your Clothes Were Produced
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