Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Where Am I Wearing?

It's interesting the things that make me want to write.  We have been working on a unit of inquiry at school called "Trade and the Marketplace."  It is the kind of topic that gets me emotionally as well as mentally engaged.  The magnitude of the global trading relationships and yet, pretty much everything we use or wear was made by someone, somewhere.  Who made these things I use so indifferently?  This was a video I stumbled upon in my search for resources to share with my students, I liked it so I thought I'd share it here.

1 comment:

Natalie said...

Some people are always shocked when I talk about making articles of clothing. "You can make those at home?" We are so far disconnected from our clothes that we forget or don't even realize that yes, your shirt, your pants, and even your shoes were sewn on a sewing machine, by a person. I wouldn't even have thought of the frayed bits being ground in by hand. 85 people, wow!

live the questions now... R.M. Rilke