Made on Earth: What We Wear, Where it Comes from, Where it Goes

Made on Earth: What We Wear, Where it Comes from, Where it Goes

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By (author) Wolfgang Korn, Translated by Jen Calleja

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  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 184 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 16mm | 141g
  • Publication date: 3 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1408173913
  • ISBN 13: 9781408173916
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 112,125

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How does a piece of clothing end up in your wardrobe? Where does it come from, and where does it go? This is not just a story about manufacturing. This is a story about people, their livelihoods and their life expectations. This is the story of globalisation. Made on Earth follows the incredible journey of a red fleece manufactured in Bangladesh. From the initial order through to shipping, recycling, and eventually landfill, Made on Earth explores how one single item can connect so many people's lives. Focusing not just on environmental but ethical trading concerns, Made on Earth ultimately explains and explores the concept of globalisation. Many hard-hitting topics are covered, including factory workers being imprisoned in Chittagong for campaigning for better working conditions, the power of oil rich countries such as the United Arab Emirates, and how the desire for cheap goods in developed countries impacts on the working practices of less developed nations. This book provides a fascinating, accessible and extremely engaging introduction to the complex topic of globalisation.

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Wolfgang Korn, born 1958, studied History, Political Science and Journalism. He lives in Hanover and works as a writer and journalist, freelancing for magazines and newspapers including Geo and Die Zeit.

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A kind of fable based on fact, Made on Earth would make an excellent teaching tool. Canberra Times Even as an adult, I found it fascinating and it really made me think about some things that I'd never even considered before. Mad House Family Reviews Take this journey and you'll never look at your wardrobe in the same way again. Flipside