The last factory that Timmerman visited was in America. The garment manufacturing industry in America has rapidly declined over time. Now factories are much smaller and focus on specialized garments. The workers here in America enjoy fair pay and their working conditions are comfortable.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. With outsourcing and globalization becoming increasingly popular and a growing number of our products being made in foreign countries, it is important for us as consumers to be aware of the places and people that are making our clothing. As a fashion student, I feel that I am in a unique position to make major changes in the world, helping human right and the perception of the fashion industry. As consumers is it important that we use our pocketbook power wisely.