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The Book

Where Am I Wearing?

A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make Our Clothes


Written by Kelsey Timmerman

 A journalist travels the world to trace the origins of our clothes

When journalist and traveler Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know 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. Where Am I Wearing? intimately describes the connection between impoverished garment workers' standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle. By introducing readers to the human element of globalization—the factory workers, their names, their families, and their way of life—Where Am I Wearing bridges the gap between global producers and consumers.
  • New content includes: a visit to a fair trade Ethiopian shoe factory that is changing lives one job at time; updates on how workers worldwide have been squeezed by rising food costs and declining orders in the wake of the global financial crisis; and the author's search for the garment worker in Honduras who inspired the first edition of the book
  • Kelsey Timmerman speaks and universities around the country and maintains a blog at www.whereamiwearing.com. His writing has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor and Condé Nast Portfolio, and has aired on NPR.
Enlightening and thought-provoking at once, Where Am I Wearing? puts a human face on globalization.

— Information above adapted
from publisher summary
(http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/)

Kelsey Timmerman will give a presentation at Strahan Coliseum on September 27th, 2012 at 7pm.  For more information, click here.


Related Links:

• Author bio: Kelsey Timmerman: click here
• Author blog: click here
• Publicity for Where Am I Wearing?click here
 

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Book cover: Where Am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make Our Clothes