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Where am I wearing? [electronic resource] : a global tour to the countries, factories, and people that make our clothes / Kelsey Timmerman.

Authors: Timmerman, Kelsey, 1979-
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2012
Publication date: c2012
Subject: Clothing trade.
Clothing workers.
Wages -- Clothing workers.
Consumers -- Attitudes.
Indiana Authors Award.
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Title: Where am I wearing? [electronic resource] : a global tour to the countries, factories, and people that make our clothes / Kelsey Timmerman.
Edition: Rev. and updated.
Physical description: 1 online resource (xv, 287 p.) ill.
Summary note: "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 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references.
Genre: Electronic books.
Local subject: Downloadable e-books.
ISBN: 111835608X (electronic bk.)
9781118356081 (electronic bk.)
9781118356098 (electronic bk.)
1118356098 (electronic bk.)
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