Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Made on Earth: What We Wear. Where It Comes From. Where It Goes.” as Want to Read:
Made on Earth: What We Wear. Where It Comes From. Where It Goes.
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

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

by
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  4 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 October 1st 2012)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Made on Earth, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Made on Earth

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 45)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Mands
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
Cheryl
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
Goldenwattle
An interesting, quick read. Informative, but I thought it could have been written from a more neutral viewpoint.
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.
Robert Paul
Robert Paul marked it as to-read
Oct 01, 2014
Mokona
Mokona marked it as to-read
Aug 31, 2014
Andréa
Andréa marked it as to-read
Aug 15, 2014
Shannan
Shannan marked it as to-read
Jul 22, 2014
Adsad
Adsad marked it as to-read
Jul 21, 2014
Rachel Corey
Rachel Corey marked it as to-read
Apr 16, 2014
Mahmoud
Mahmoud marked it as to-read
Mar 11, 2014
Eero Piilokivi
Eero Piilokivi marked it as to-read
Feb 21, 2014
Ruhina
Ruhina marked it as to-read
Feb 11, 2014
Nathan Benmargi
Nathan Benmargi marked it as to-read
Jan 27, 2014
Joana Andrade
Joana Andrade marked it as to-read
Nov 22, 2013
Rutt Kine
Rutt Kine is currently reading it
Nov 06, 2013
Olivia Thomas
Olivia Thomas marked it as to-read
Sep 30, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
La vuelta al mundo de un forro polar rojo Die Weltreise einer Fleeceweste 50 Klassiker Archäologie Detektive der Vergangenheit: Expeditionen in die Welt der Archäologie (German Edition) Muss Mann jedes Blickduell gewinnen?: Falsche Zeiten für richtige Kerle

Share This Book