Where Underpants Come From: From Cotton Field to Checkout Counter--Travels through the New China and into the New Global Economy by Joe Bennett, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Where Underpants Come From: From Cotton Field to Checkout Counter--Travels through the New China and into the New Global Economy

Where Underpants Come From: From Cotton Field to Checkout Counter--Travels through the New China and into the New Global Economy

by Joe Bennett
     
 

Funny, wise and insightful, it is a wonderful and timely picture of the developed world’s dependence on China to make all the bits and pieces of our lives— everything from toothbrushes to overhead projectors and artificial kidneys.
When Joe Bennett bought a six-pack of underwear in his local supermarket for $5.60, he wondered who on earth could be

Overview

Funny, wise and insightful, it is a wonderful and timely picture of the developed world’s dependence on China to make all the bits and pieces of our lives— everything from toothbrushes to overhead projectors and artificial kidneys.
When Joe Bennett bought a six-pack of underwear in his local supermarket for $5.60, he wondered who on earth could be making any money, let alone profit, from the exchange. How many processes and middlemen are involved? Where and how is the underwear made? And who decides on the absorbent qualities of the gusset?
Joe embarks on an odyssey to the new factory of the world, China, to trace his underwear back to their source. Along the way he discovers the extraordinarily balanced and intricate web of contacts and exchanges that makes global trade possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590203361
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,252,714
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Joe Bennett was educated at Brighton College and Cambridge University. After teaching English in a variety of countries he became a newspaper columnist and a writer of travel books.

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