Where Am I Wearing? (Paperback)
A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes (Where Am I?)
Wiley, 9781118277553, 287pp.
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
When journalist and traveler Kelsey Timmerman wanted to knowwhere his clothes came from and who made them, he began a journeythat would take him from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia toChina and back again. Where Am I Wearing? intimatelydescribes the connection between impoverished garment workers'standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle. Byintroducing readers to the human element of globalization--thefactory workers, their names, their families, and their way oflife--Where Am I Wearing bridges the gap between globalproducers and consumers.
- New content includes: a visit to a fair trade Ethiopian shoefactory that is changing lives one job at time; updates on howworkers worldwide have been squeezed by rising food costs anddeclining orders in the wake of the global financial crisis; andthe author's search for the garment worker in Honduras who inspiredthe first edition of the book
- Kelsey Timmerman speaks and universities around the country andmaintains a blog at www.whereamiwearing.com. His writing hasappeared in the Christian Science Monitor and Cond Nast Portfolio, and has aired on NPR.
Enlightening and thought-provoking at once, Where Am IWearing? puts a human face on globalization.