Made on Earth What We Wear, Where it Comes from, Where it Goes by Wolfgang Korn
  

Synopsis

Made on Earth What We Wear, Where it Comes from, Where it Goes by Wolfgang Korn

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.

Reviews

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

About the Author

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.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
184 pages
Interest Age: from 12

Author

Wolfgang Korn
More books by Wolfgang Korn

Author's Website

www.jencalleja.com

Publisher

A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

3rd January 2013

ISBN

9781408173916


I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools