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Where underpants come from - Joe Bennett

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Title
Where underpants come from - from checkout to cotton field - travels through the new China
Author
Joe Bennett
format
Paperback
Publisher
Simon & Schuster UK
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20080506

When Joe Bennett bought a five-pack of 'Made in China' underpants in his local New Zealand hypermarket for $8.59, 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 are the pants made? And who decides on the absorbent qualities of the gusset?

WHERE UNDERPANTS COME FROMtells you all you need to know -- in fact, probably more -- about this mystery of global commerce. Leaving his supermarket trolley behind Joe embarks on an odyssey to the new factory of the world, China, to trace his pants back to their source. Along the way he discovers the extraordinarily balanced and intricate web of contacts and exchanges that makes global trade possible -- and rapidly elevating China to the status of world economic superpower. He also grapples with chopsticks, challenges his own prejudices and marvels at the contrasts in one of the world's oldest, but fastest changing, societies. Funny, wise and insightful, it is another wonderful journey from the author of A Land of Two Halvesand Mustn't Grumble.

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Clothing trade - China.|Exports - China.|China - Economic conditions.|China - Description and travel.|China - Commerce.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
272

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