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Made on Earth: What We Wear. Where It Comes From. Where It Goes.

3.28  ·  Rating Details  ·  53 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
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 t ...more
ebook, 192 pages
Published January 3rd 2013 by A&c Black Childrens & Educational (first published August 9th 2008)
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Made on Earth by Wolfgang Korn takes a look at the way a fleece jacket is made, illustrating the idea of globalisation. The story starts with a clothing company in Germany, placing an order for some fleece jackets from their supplier in Bangladesh. We then travel to Dubai where crude oil is being extracted. This oil is then shipped via an oil tanker to Bangladesh. Once there it is turned into polyethylene, which is used to make the material we know as fleece. The story then moves onto the factor ...more
Cathy (cathepsut)
A book for young adults, that attempts to explain globalisation. It does that by following the life cycle of a red fleece vest, from the crude oil that is won off the coast of Dubai to be turned into the polyethylen that is used to make the fabric for the veste and many more steps via Bangladesh to Europe and finally Africa. It's nicely done and well explained. I am pretty sure that some of the details aren't quite right, but as a starting point to understand how global business works it is a ni ...more
Bettina Lippenberger
Kurze Inhaltsangabe:
Vom Persischen Golf über eine Textilfabrik in Bangladesch, im Container übers Meer, so kommt die Fleece Weste nach Deutschland und in ein Kaufhaus in dem der Autor das gute Stück findet. Seine rote Weste, mit der er so viel Glück hat und die er in den Nachrichten an einem Flüchtlingsjungen wiedersieht. Zumindest glaubt er das.

Meine Meinung:
Was ist Globalisierung? Wie kann man sie erklären? Wolfgang Korn unsicher welchen Protagonisten er für sein Buch nehmen soll, denn es gibt
El Templo
"¿De dónde viene la tela de la camiseta que llevas puesta? ¿Quién la ha cosido y en qué circunstancias? ¿Dónde se ha fabricado el bolígrafo que tienes encima de la mesa? Normalmente, no nos hacemos este tipo de preguntas ni somos muy conscientes de dónde y cómo se han elaborado los productos que utilizamos a diario. En apenas 135 páginas, Wolfgang Korn nos hace reflexionar sobre esas preguntas y nos obliga a cuestionarnos las relaciones que se establecen en el comercio del mundo globalizado. La ...more
Sep 01, 2013 Cheryl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even as an adult, I found it fascinating and it really made me think about some things that I'd never even considered before. The only thing that is a slight shame is that it is translated from German so it uses German towns as points of comparison from time to time. The translator has added UK equivalents for some of them, but I think it would bring it closer to home from young UK-readers if everything related to British placenames and points of reference. But that's probably quite apt for a bo ...more
An interesting, quick read. Informative, but I thought it could have been written from a more neutral viewpoint.
Joe Starosielec
Oct 11, 2015 Joe Starosielec rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Neat little book. Easy read. Great introduction to globalization; or at least an intro to the intro.
Pam Saunders
Written for a younger teen audience this book still has some fascinating information about globalisation. It follows the production of a red fleece from the oil to make it to it being placed in a clothing recycling bin. The author is German so it has a European slant but it still relevant. The four stars is in recognition of the content and the way it makes the reader dwell on global issues. Useful resource for teachers too.
Qué peñazo de libro. Espero que haya valido la pena aguantarlo; por una buena nota en Geografía cualquier cosa. No lo recomiendo si no estás obligado a leerlo, como yo.
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