Where Am I Wearing Book Summary

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Where am I wearing” is booked by Kelsey Timmerman. Kelsey Timmerman did research on where does his clothes were made, what probably conditions of those workers who made them. After meeting them, he learns workers who make our clothes most of them make really less money (Timmerman, 2008). In this book he talks about Globalization, Consumerism, what struggles that workers faces to feed their family, and His trip to Honduras, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China and United States. For this trip he found the reason why does Textile industry and most of the other industries are typically in foreign, because labor is cheaper foreign than in the USA. I think the theme that most stood out to me was when he talks about the conditions of workers, what they have …show more content…
In Bangladesh he went undercover to see how does the Garment factories work, and how the factory owner treats their workers (Timmerman, 2008). He found out, “In Bangladesh legal age to work is 14 years, he also saw the 14 year boys working hard, and they also don’t get paid that much” (Timmerman, 2008). The thing is to think about how bad conditions probably when those 14 year boys instead of going to sch, getting educated, playing with their friends, they are supporting their whole family (Timmerman,2008). Other thing is to think about that is mentioned in this book how are there mothers feel about their 14-year-old son is working hard and providing a meal for his family (Timmerman,2008). Doesn’t 14-year-old mothers want their sons to get educated, playing with their friends, or having a normal childhood or the mothers think this is the normal childhood for their children, but we are not sure if they have any choice either (Timmerman, 2008). Kelsey also met worker name Arifa, and she had two sons, and one daughter (Timmerman, 2008). Arifa’s older son had gone for the work in Siberia and she struggles living on less than $1 day (Timmerman, 2008). Arifa really misses his son, but because of the conditions are not good here that’s why she sends him to work in Siberia, so he could help her in a financial situation (Timmerman, 2008). After going in Bangladesh, …show more content…
He talked to those girls and most of the girls moved to from the villages to the cities (Timmerman, 2008). Those girls were their family’s primarily support, and “they earn between $45 to $70 per week, depends on how much they work, and half of the money they sent back to their parents” (Timmerman,2008). In Cambodia, Kelsey saw some people were in the dumping ground trying to find valuable things that could be recyclable (Timmerman, 2008). Kelsey describes them, “Black boots, standing and waiting, look like discarded trash bags. Hands in yellow rubber gloves, picking and sorting, look like slimy banana peels. Green shirts look like rotten vegetation, red ones like the torn backpack at my feet” (Timmerman, 2008). The thing is to think about that what kind of bad conditions those poor people had that lead them to this, and how much probably those people or their family was that lead them to work in the dumpster, and find recyclable stuff (Timmerman,

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