Where Am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Description: 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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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/24/2008
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Prologue: We Have It Made|
|A Consumer Goes Global|
|Tattoo's Tropical Paradise|
|Fake Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Anti-Sweatshop Protestors|
|My Underwear: Made in Bangladesh|
|Undercover in the Underwear Biz|
|Bangladesh Amusement Park|
|Inside My First Sweatshop|
|Child Labor in Action|
|Arifa, the Garment Worker|
|No Black and White, Only Green|
|My Pants: Made in Cambodia|
|Those Who Wear Levi's|
|Those Who Make Levi's|
|Treasure and Trash|
|My Flip-Flops: Made in China|
|Life at the Bottom|
|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|
|Where Are You Wearing? The Inexact Science of Finding Out Where Your Clothes Were Produced|