Where am I Wearing? (By Kelsey Timmerman
Globalization makes it difficult to know much about the origin of the products we buy.So journalist Kelsey Timmerman visited each of the countries and the factories where his five favorite items of clothing were made, and met the workers. In Bangladesh, he went undercover as an underwear buyer, witnessed the child labor industry in action, and spent the day with a single mother who was forced to send her eldest son to Saudi Arabia to help support her family. In Cambodia, he learned the difference between those who wear Levis and those who make them. In China, he saw the costs of globalization and the dark side of the Chinese economic miracle. Bouncing between two very different worlds—that of impoverished garment workers and his own Western lifestyle—Timmerman puts a personal face on the controversial issues of globalization and outsourcing.