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

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)
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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
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.
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.
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