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

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

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Where am I wearing? : a global tour to the countries, factories, and people that make our clothes
Title
Where am I wearing?
Title remainder
a global tour to the countries, factories, and people that make our clothes
Statement of responsibility
Kelsey Timmerman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A journalist travels to Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Honduras, and back to the U.S. to trace the origins of our clothes
Summary
"A journalist travels the world to trace the origins of our clothesWhen journalist and traveler Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know where his clothes came from and who made them, he began a journey that would take him from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia to China and back again. Where Am I Wearing? intimately describes the connection between impoverished garment workers' standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle. By introducing readers to the human element of globalization--the factory workers, their names, their families, and their way of life--Where Am I Wearing bridges the gap between global producers and consumers. New content includes: a visit to a fair trade Ethiopian shoe factory that is changing lives one job at time; updates on how workers worldwide have been squeezed by rising food costs and declining orders in the wake of the global financial crisis; and the author's search for the garment worker in Honduras who inspired the first edition of the book Kelsey Timmerman speaks and universities around the country and maintains a blog at www.whereamiwearing.com. His writing has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor and Conde; Nast Portfolio, and has aired on NPR. Enlightening and thought-provoking at once, Where Am I Wearing? puts a human face on globalization"--
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295954
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
338.4/7687
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9940.A2
LC item number
T56 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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a global tour of the countries, factories, and people that make our clothes
Label
Where am I wearing? : a global tour to the countries, factories, and people that make our clothes, Kelsey Timmerman
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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Contents
1: The mission. A consumer goes global -- Tattoo's tropical paradise -- Fake blood, sweat, and tears: anti-sweatshop protestors [sic] -- 2: 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 -- 3: My pants: made in Cambodia. Labor Day -- Year zero -- Those who wear Levi's -- Those who make Levi's -- Progress -- Treasure and trash -- 4: 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 -- 5: My shorts: made in the USA. For richer, for poorer -- Untold stories -- Appendix: Where are you wearing? The inexact science of finding out where your clothes were produced
Control code
8556408
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 248 pages
Isbn
9780470376546
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2008028072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn230191529
  • (OCoLC)230191529
Label
Where am I wearing? : a global tour to the countries, factories, and people that make our clothes, Kelsey Timmerman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: The mission. A consumer goes global -- Tattoo's tropical paradise -- Fake blood, sweat, and tears: anti-sweatshop protestors [sic] -- 2: 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 -- 3: My pants: made in Cambodia. Labor Day -- Year zero -- Those who wear Levi's -- Those who make Levi's -- Progress -- Treasure and trash -- 4: 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 -- 5: My shorts: made in the USA. For richer, for poorer -- Untold stories -- Appendix: Where are you wearing? The inexact science of finding out where your clothes were produced
Control code
8556408
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 248 pages
Isbn
9780470376546
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2008028072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn230191529
  • (OCoLC)230191529

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