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Where am I Wearing? By Kelsey Timmerman

Where am I Wearing?
by 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 from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia to China and back.
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Where am I Wearing?: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes by Kelsey Timmerman

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. Enlightening and controversial at once, this book puts a human face on globalization.

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Where am I Wearing? Reviews


"If you are interested in learning more, I recommend Kelsey's book. It's light reading...Give it a try!" (BromleyTimes.co.uk, January 14th 2009) "...his conclusion that "we should try to be engaged consumers not mindless pocketbooks" may be a valuable revelation." (Financial Times, January 24th 2009) "...puts globalization into human perspective. He Personalizes the stories of the people who make our clothes...highly entertaining and thought provoking" (Manchester Evening News, January 24th 2009) "Timmerman puts faces on the garment industry. This needs doing and he has the warmth, compassion and interest" (Irish Times, February 4th 2009) "...some of the realities - and myths...It's a personal take on a global issue. The corporate version of travel writing." (Ethical Corporation Magazine, February 2009) "Timmerman pull us right in to the lives of these people - forced into a life of hard labour." (4Men Magazine, April 2009)

About Kelsey Timmerman


Kelsey Timmerman is a freelance journalist whose writing has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor and has aired on NPR. He maintains a blog at www.whereamiwearing.com. He lives with his wife, Annie, in Indiana.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments ix Prologue: We Have It Made xiii Part I The Mission Chapter 1 A Consumer Goes Global 3 Chapter 2 Tattoo's Tropical Paradise 13 Chapter 3 Fake Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Anti-Sweatshop Protestors 17 Part II My Underwear: Made in Bangladesh Chapter 4 Jingle These 23 Chapter 5 Undercover in the Underwear Biz 33 Chapter 6 Bangladesh Amusement Park 39 Chapter 7 Inside My First Sweatshop 45 Chapter 8 Child Labor in Action 53 Chapter 9 Arifa, the Garment Worker 59 Chapter 10 Hope 69 Chapter 11 No Black and White, Only Green 75 Part III My Pants: Made in Cambodia Chapter 12 Labor Day 85 Chapter 13 Year Zero 91 Chapter 14 Those Who Wear Levi's 99 Chapter 15 Those Who Make Levi's 107 Chapter 16 Progress 133 Chapter 17 Treasure and Trash 143 Part IV My Flip-Flops: Made in China Chapter 18 PO'ed VP 151 Chapter 19 Margaritaville 161 Chapter 20 Life at the Bottom 163 Chapter 21 Growing Pains 175 Chapter 22 The Real China 187 Chapter 23 On a Budget 197 Chapter 24 An All-American Chinese Wal-Mart 203 Chapter 25 The Chinese Fantasy 211 Part V My Shorts: Made in the USA Chapter 26 For Richer, for Poorer 219 Chapter 27 Untold Stories 233 Appendix Where Are You Wearing? The Inexact Science of Finding Out Where Your Clothes Were Produced 245

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GOR002643533
Where am I Wearing?: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes by Kelsey Timmerman
Kelsey Timmerman
Used - Very Good
Hardback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2008-12-12
272
0470376546
9780470376546
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