A chapter that focuses on the labor side of making a t-shirt. Pietra makes the point that globalization and activists combine to improve labor standards. As an example, many rural people much preferred working in the mills than on the farms. Also, countries that at one point were big mill countries are now very successful in other industries. And labor laws are much improved in those countries, at least partially due to the unjust labor practices that had to be dealt with in most mills.
This is part of a chapter by chapter reaction to The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade.
- Introduction to the T-Shirt Travels Review
- Chapter 1: Cotton and T-Shirts
- Chapter 2: Cotton, T-Shirts and Technology
- Chapter 3: Tees and Dream Teams
- Chapter 4: T-shirts and Eskimos
- Chapter 5: Apparel and the Industrial Revolution
- Chapter 6: T-Shirt Globalization
- Chapter 7: The Snarling Army
- Chapter 8: Are T-shirts Actually Too Expensive?
- Chapter 9: T-Shirt Quotas
- Chapter 10: Lifecycle of a T-shirt
- Chapter 11: Final Chapter – Final Thoughts