Latitudes program, Rachel Louise Snyder.  Snyder authored the 2007 book, "Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade" about the production of clothing. Snyder will be speaking Wednesday, October 12 at 7 p.m. at York College of Pennsylvania's Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall on "The Post-Sweatshop World: Ethical Dilemmas and Emerging Issues in the Global Marketplace."  She'll address labor issues and environmental impacts of textile manufacturing in her speech."> Latitudes program, Rachel Louise Snyder.  Snyder authored the 2007 book, "Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade" about the production of clothing. Snyder will be speaking Wednesday, October 12 at 7 p.m. at York College of Pennsylvania's Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall on "The Post-Sweatshop World: Ethical Dilemmas and Emerging Issues in the Global Marketplace."  She'll address labor issues and environmental impacts of textile manufacturing in her speech."> Latitudes program, Rachel Louise Snyder.  Snyder authored the 2007 book, "Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade" about the production of clothing. Snyder will be speaking Wednesday, October 12 at 7 p.m. at York College of Pennsylvania's Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall on "The Post-Sweatshop World: Ethical Dilemmas and Emerging Issues in the Global Marketplace."  She'll address labor issues and environmental impacts of textile manufacturing in her speech."> 98% of what product is made outside the U.S.? The clothes you wear | Smart Talk | witf.org
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98% of what product is made outside the U.S.? The clothes you wear

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Oct 10, 2011 7:21 PM

Radio Smart Talk for Tuesday, October 11:

More than 90% of the clothing and shoes Americans wear each day or are stored in their closets are made outside the U.S.  American clothing manufacturers realized decades ago that their products could be produced much cheaper by overseas workers.  American consumers generally don't seem to mind because they enjoy the lower prices they pay at the national chain stores. 

Our guest on Tuesday's Radio Smart Talk is author, journalist and host of NPR's Latitudes program, Rachel Louise Snyder.  Snyder authored the 2007 book, "Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade" about the production of clothing.

Snyder will be speaking Wednesday, October 12 at 7 p.m. at York College of Pennsylvania's Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall on "The Post-Sweatshop World: Ethical Dilemmas and Emerging Issues in the Global Marketplace."  She'll address labor issues and environmental impacts of textile manufacturing in her speech.

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