Oct 31, 10
Read in December, 2007
Very interesting discussion of how subsidized cotton from America is sent to China for creating a T-Shirt. (There might be a few more round trips, i.e. fabric is created abroad, and then the shirt is made in Mexico, and then it is printed back in Asia). Eventually, the hypothetical same T-Shirt returns to Florida to be sold to tourists, until eventually it is discarded at a thrift store donation box. But the story is not over. Due to the low cost of empty shipping containers leaving the US, our T-Shirt ends up creating more profit through resale in Africa.
I listened to the audible audiobook version.