Podcast: How Our Clothes Are Made

This author traced the origins of his outfits and reached some surprising conclusions.

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For this week's Alpha Consumer Podcast, I interviewed Kelsey Timmerman, author of Where Am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes. He visited Honduras, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and other countries on his quest to figure out just how and where his clothes were made. On the podcast, you'll learn why he doesn't like the term "sweatshops," whether you should be protesting outside big-box stores, and why Timmerman says he's not always opposed to child labor.

You can also pick up the Alpha Consumer Tip of the Week on how you can find out where your own clothes come from. For more information, check out Timmerman's website.