An Entertaining And Thought-Provoking Look Behind The Curtain Of The Global Economy
When journalist and traveler Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know more about 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. In Where Am I Wearing?, Kelsey introduces you to the human side of globalization—the factory workers, their names, their families, and their way of life—and bridges the gap between global producers and consumers.
Updates to this paperback edition include:
The author's astonishing search for the garment worker in Honduras who inspired the book and who underwent a death-defying journey of love, sacrifice, and hope
The lives of the factory workers and their families now, and how the global financial crisis affected them
A visit to a fair trade Ethiopian shoe factory that is changing lives one job at time
Discussion guide for teachers and educators, focusing on sweatshops, child labor, fair trade, individual and corporate social responsibility, and other global economic issues
KELSEY TIMMERMAN is a freelance journalist and public speaker. He's spent the night in Castle Dracula in Romania, gone undercover as an underwear buyer in Bangladesh, and taught an island village to play baseball in Honduras. His writing has appeared in publications such as the Christian Science Monitor and has aired on NPR.
A very interesting read which invites us to step outside our comfort zone and gives us a glimpse into the life of some of the producers in our world. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Eric Gregory
I read this book for college but now I wish I had read it on my own. Because this was not just homework but a series of short stories mixed in with some educating facts and stats.Published 26 days ago by H. Welch
Too many middle class Americans don't know or care how most of the world lives and their hope for the things we take for granted. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MDH
Eye opening and entertaining. I didn't think a book about clothes could be either (and especially not both), but it was. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brian C. McPeek
Didn't even read for one of my classes in college, got away with assignments without reading it so yea, if that's why you are buying, don't waste your time.Published 3 months ago by Joycelyn S. Tuomala