"This is a story and not a commentary on actual events ...the places that appear in this story are places I have got to know whilst working as a journalist. I have checked and verified every step of this journey...."--P. .
Translated from German.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 How a Fleece Became the Star -- ch. 2 Can Money Really Buy Everything? -- ch. 3 Oil Tankers: The Whipping Boys of Globalisation -- ch. 4 A General Strike in Chittagong: Bangladesh Hangs By a Thread -- ch. 5 Tuk-tuk Races, Floods and Fleece: A Day in Bangladesh's Textile Industry -- ch. 6 A World of Floating Metal Boxes: A Container Ship Heading for Europe -- ch. 7 From Surplus to Talisman: Something Unwanted Becomes a Lucky Charm -- ch. 8 The Fishing Industry and People Trafficking: A Journey to West Africa -- ch. 9 Some are Thirsty, Others are Not: A Showdown in Tenerife -- ch. 10 How We Could Change the End of This Story Together.
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.