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Where am I Wearing?: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes Paperback – April 24, 2012
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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
About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
Travel Enthusiasts: If you travel, I mean really travel, then you'll love this book. The stories take you into the cultures of the world.
American Consumers: Before you start chanting against "sweat shops" and for "American-made" maybe you should understand the rest of the world better. A sweat shop in the USA would be a travesty and unjust. One in Cambodia simply keeps children from prostitution. I'm not making a political statement for or against anything (and neither is this book), it's just a statement to encourage people to learn about all angles, not just "American-made" mindsets...
Unfortunately, Timmerman could use a good editor. He writes like a travel columnist trying to fill space, often going into digressions that have nothing to do with his topic. For example, he discusses the 1992 Olympic "Dream Team" in some detail, even though it is only extremely tangential to the topic at hand (in this case, a New York factory that makes uniforms for professional sports teams). And, the book seems to be too much about him -- far too much "I hope," "I think" and "I feel.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awful. I feel that this book disrespects its subjects and represents the worst of western Tourism to impoverished countries. There are so many insults to the people in Bangladesh. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This was required reading for my Social Stratification class. I can't wait to read Where am I Eating for my own enjoyment.Published 7 months ago by Amy
A great read for students at the upper high school level or college.Published 9 months ago by klstoner
I ordered this book for my granddaughter for her English class! She said it was good.