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.
I had to read this book for my Social welfare class and ended up loving it!
I actually live in the same town as him, and just reading his book, I can tell he's just a normal guy like everyone else around here.
Kelsey Timmerman does a great job of going global and helping us to understand the life that people live who make our clothes.
A provocative and very human story of the people who make our clothes. Kelsey Timmerman opens his readers' eyes to an invisible world the consumer never sees and seldom thinks... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Patricia Ann McCoy
Very informative but not pedantic. Kelsey has a well balanced outlook and an honest commitment to people.Published 25 days ago by Grandma MK
I really enjoyed Kelsey Timmerman's book and his fascination and honest search for who made his clothes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by K. R. Newton
Kelsey Timmerman does a great job of going global and helping us to understand the life that people live who make our clothes. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jeremiah
I have read both of Kelsey's books now, and recommend them to anyone who will listen. They are extremely informative, but at the same time being personal and funny. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kristi
This book is well written. It is informational without being preachy, giving the facts without beating us on the head with how awful we are. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Breana
This book was pretty facinating. I was required to read it for my college english course. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, even though it wasn't my choice. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Samantha Scott
My daughter read this book at school and even she thought it was a good read. When she finished it, she left it laying on the table so I picked it up and read it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Penny Wyatt