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PRINTED BOOKS
Author Korn, Wolfgang, 1958-

Title Made on Earth : what we wear, where it comes from, where it goes / Wolfgang Korn.

Published London : A. & C. Black, 2012.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson TB  391 KORN    AVAILABLE
Physical description 184 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
regular print
Notes "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. [148].
Translated from German.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Summary 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.
Language notes Translated from the German.
Subject Clothing and dress -- Social aspects -- Juvenile fiction.
Fashion -- Social aspects -- Juvenile fiction.
Textile workers -- Social conditions -- 21st century -- Juvenile fiction.
Textile industry -- History -- 21st century -- Juvenile fiction.
International trade -- Social aspects -- Juvenile fiction.
Recycled products -- Social aspects -- Juvenile fiction.
Clothing and dress -- Social aspects -- Juvenile literature.
Fashion -- Social aspects -- Juvenile literature.
Textile workers -- Social conditions -- 21st century -- Juvenile literature.
Textile industry -- History -- 21st century -- Juvenile literature.
International trade -- Social aspects -- Juvenile literature.
Recycled products -- Social aspects -- Juvenile literature.
Clothing.
Textile industry.
Social conditions.
Bangladesh.
Senegal.
Germany.
Overseas item.
ISBN 9781408173916 (paperback) £6.99
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