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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. (Paperback)

By Korn, Wolfgang
Translated by Calleja, Jen

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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 follow...s 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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ISBN 9781408173916
Released NZ 1 Jan 2013
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Language English (translated from: German)
21 Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781408173916
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint A & C Black (Childrens books)
Released 1 Jan 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Language English
Translated from German
Author(s) By Korn, Wolfgang
Translated by Calleja, Jen
Category Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Children's and Educational
Number of Pages 184
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 391;687
Weight 162g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Juvenile Nonfiction - Social Issues - General, Clothing and dress - Juvenile fiction - Social aspects, Fashion - Juvenile fiction - Social aspects, Textile workers - Juvenile fiction - Social conditions - 21st century, Textile industry - Juvenile fiction - History - 21st century
NBS Text Young Adult General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Young adult