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e-Book Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade download

e-Book Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade download

by Rachel Louise Snyder

ISBN: 0393061809
ISBN13: 978-0393061802
Language: English
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (December 3, 2007)
Pages: 352
Category: Industries
Subategory: Work and Money

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Rachel Louise Snyder’s work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Slate, and the New . Fugitive Denim is an intelligent, compelling and well documented story that is a cut above other books on the pervasive effects of globalization in our lives

Rachel Louise Snyder’s work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Slate, and the New Republic, and on public radio’s This American Life and Marketplace. She lives in Cambodia and in Chicago, Illinois. Fugitive Denim is an intelligent, compelling and well documented story that is a cut above other books on the pervasive effects of globalization in our lives. This is a must read for any government official or business executive involved in international sourcing or commerce - and who isn't these days?

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Snyder, Rachel Louise. The subversive ecosystem - The vegetable lamb conquers the world - White gold and all-tex quickie - The little volcanoes we carry - These galoshes were made for walking - The particular dream of cheesecake ends - God's nectar and other denim you don't know you wear - Urinating on your jeans just. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on November 18, 2013. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

From a cotton picker in Azerbaijan to a Cambodian seamstress, a denim maker in Italy to a fashion designer in New York, Snyder captures the human, environmental, and political forces at work in a complex and often absurd world. Neither polemic nor prescription, Fugitive Denim captures what it means to work in the twenty-first century.

An excerpt of the book –aired on This American Life and won an Overseas Press Club Award.

FUGITIVE DENIM succeeds in providing a wide-ranging survey of special interest. Published by Thriftbooks. In focusing on a single, popular product which has reached around the world, FUGITIVE DENIM succeeds in providing a wide-ranging survey of special interest not just to college-level holdings strong in global marketing and international trade, but to the general-interest lending library. The losely woven and intricate cloth of globalization. com User, 11 years ago.

Rachel Louise Snyder, a journalist for the New York Times and Slate, attempts in Fugitive Denim to carve out .

Rachel Louise Snyder, a journalist for the New York Times and Slate, attempts in Fugitive Denim to carve out a third path between the overly consumerist and the loftily distant - one that ultimately will have more relevance to consumers' relationship to fashion in the future.

Neither polemic nor prescription, Fugitive Denim captures what it means to work in the twenty-first century.

Rachel Louise Snyder's engaging and important new book, Fugitive Denim, tells the story of globalization by tracing the life of a pair of jeans from the fashion houses that dream up the latest styles, to the fields where the cotton is grown, to the factories where the fabric is assembled. Along each step of the supply chain the author stops to focus on the people and meir stories, making the book readable and personal, rather than just a technical description of denim manufacturing. The apparel industry has long been at the center of social change and controversy.

Sustainable design, fair trade, social and political concerns, DIY and the garment industry are all covered in these books written by authorities in the field. Page not found – My Fashion Style – Watch luxury fashion trends today

Sustainable design, fair trade, social and political concerns, DIY and the garment industry are all covered in these books written by authorities in the field. Page not found – My Fashion Style – Watch luxury fashion trends today.

From Azerbaijan to New York City, a human-scale view of global trade.

In the business of making and selling clothes, “Made in” labels do precious little to convey the constellation of treaties, countries, and people at work in the assembly of a simple pair of jeans. In Fugitive Denim journalist Rachel Louise Snyder reports from the far reaches of this multi-billion-dollar industry in search of the real people who make your clothes. From a cotton picker in Azerbaijan to a Cambodian seamstress, a denim maker in Italy to a fashion designer in New York, Snyder captures the human, environmental, and political forces at work in a dizzyingly complex and often absurd world. In a disarming and humorous voice, she ponders questions of equity, sweatshops, and corporate social responsibility through narratives of individual people, making an often academic subject accessible and compelling. Neither polemic nor prescription, Fugitive Denim captures what it means to be at work in the world in the twenty-first century.
Comments:
Mariwyn
I read this book for a book review for my international business class and really enjoyed it.
I didn't feel that I was led astray by the synopsis either. I found the the mix between character development, history, economic, social, and political issues to be well dispersed throughout which made this a fairly easy read (ie. I do not enjoy politics but there was enough to compliment the story without getting bored and tuning it out.)
I think that if there was anything that I felt was off-putting would be the author sometimes makes quips that seem a bit distracting and misplaced at times.

Vivados
Yes, there's good content here hidden among a lot of useless and boring details (like how one cotton tester likes to knot his ties), but it's such a slog to get through. I am finding about 10% of it to be interesting and useful, the rest off topic and dull. I am skimming now and likely won't finish it. For me it was an unfortunate purchase.

Malhala
a very well researched journey of something i had little awareness of before. certainly i knew that cotton wasn't a fantastic sustainable fibre, that in developing worlds the working conditions (and pay) are deplorable. but the greater impact of desiring and demanding cheaper has far more impact than i imagined.
this book has given me a lot to think about - my own moral dilemma. as a seamstress trying to avoid man made textiles i am supporting a trade that saddens me. i am endeavouring to find other solutions that won't exploit somebody in the textile process. impossible dream? perhaps... but this book vibrates with an urgency that we must do our best.

Flas
For me this book was packed with really great information on not only denim but the clothing business in general. It's amazing the cost of one garment for both the environment, labor and our wallets.

Laizel
Like many I purchased this for college sociology and it was a pretty cool story despite being forced into purchasing it. You never know the journey of your favorite jeans until you read a story like this.

Xtintisha
horrible

Fearlessdweller
A month or so ago, I received a call from an excited colleague who was wondering if I'd be willing to review a book for her. It seems her friend had just successfully published a book and was to begin publicizing it in a round of events. My reply was, "Sure, have the publisher send me a copy." A couple of weeks later, a review copy of Fugitive Denim arrived and I thought, "What have I done? This may be tough to get through." Well, instead I had a tough time putting it down. Far from a dry treatise on globalization, I found myself immersed in the lives of several characters and wanting to know more about them and how they were "getting along." Ms. Snyder, in discussing her book with friends took to joking that it was "about the people in your pants." Indeed! This intriguing story about the people who make our clothes educated me on some of the intricacies of globalization in general and the garment industry in particular. The peoples' stories are compelling; from Mehman Husseinov who loves cotton, to Rogan who designs denim garments with soul and style to Alison and Bono (Paul) Hewson who want to support workers worldwide and Scott, the auditor who said, "The only boundaries that exist, exist in your own mind."

Snyder is an award winning (Overseas Press Award) investigative journalist. She has written for the New York Times Magazine, Slate, Glamour, Jane, Salon and the New Republic. Her considerable skills are on display in this book. She writes in a clear, concise manner with ample footnote and endnote support. Yet she has managed to weave story that wends its way from Cambodia to Azerbaijan to New York and points in between. Her ability to use an incredible amount of detail to build her characters successfully propels the story forward. Snyder has managed to put a wonderfully human face on a very complex issue of pitting our ecosystem against the undeniable forces of globalization and consumerism. From factories to responsible buyers, the story jets from country to country, from person to person and from celebrity to unsung hero.

True to her profession, Snyder avoids preaching or forcing conclusions. Rather she puts facts in front of the reader, with the references for validation, and magically mixes the facts with an incredibly creative wit. Fugitive Denim makes the reader laugh, wonder, and shake her or his head at the sheer complexity of the treaties, quotas and labeling systems we have created.

Fugitive Denim is an intelligent, compelling and well documented story that is a cut above other books on the pervasive effects of globalization in our lives. This is a must read for any government official or business executive involved in international sourcing or commerce - and who isn't these days?

David Kinnear
CEO, dbkAssociates, Inc.
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Here's a fascinating book about the economic, agricultural, environmental, political and socioeconomic effect of purchasing a pair of jeans. Everywhere you go people are wearing jeans. Everyone I know owns at least one pair. Around the world thousands of people are wishing you would buy a pair of jeans. In fact their livelihood depends on it. The global denim industry is a $55-billion-a-year business.
This book by an international journalist, is an amazing journey from the cotton fields of Azerbaijan to sweat shops in Cambodia, to the politics of Capitol Hill, to an award winning designer whose goal is to save the planet. I now look more closely at the jeans people are wearing and my opinion about buying another pair of jeans has been challenged.

Rachel is a brilliant, funny writer who researched her topic with amazing detail. Despite language and cultural barriers, she was able to get into the hearts and minds of the people who make a living off the making and selling of blue jeans. The garment industry, which employs as many as 40 million people, is an often overlooked industry, and thousands of employees are in jeopardy when bad weather destroys a field of cotton, international tax laws get appealed or a NY designer changes the cut of a pant leg. This book truly is about the people in your pants and the work they do so we can look and feel good in our favorite pair of jeans.

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Executive Career Coach

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