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CAN WE BE GLOBALLY RESPONSIBLE CONSUMERS?

Task outlines

Working in teams, investigate the impact of globalization on the textile, clothing and footwear industry (TCF) from the point of view of 5 stakeholders. Summarize your stakeholder's likely position towards globalization and its effects on the TCF industry. Outline a minimum of 3 recommendations on how to improve the TCF industry as well. 

 

TASK A:

Define the term "globalization". Save a copy of this task sheet to your OneDrive. Complete a brief definition of globalization as well as gather 5 supportive facts.

TASK B:

Roles:

There are varied opinions about the benefits and threats that globalization offers us as consumers today. You will be asked to prepare summary paragraph of your view of globalization as if you were one of 5 TCF stakeholders. These include:
 

  1. Clothing factory worker in a less-developed country

  2. Chief executive officer of a multinational clothing company

  3.  Environmentalist

  4. Non-government organization worker

  5. Activist

Complete a simple evidence sheet using any of the resources listed on the Globalization LibGuide for your role (Save a copy). Transfer your final summary paragraph including 3 recommendations for the TCF industry onto a Padlet.

Share this Padlet and your evidence sheet with your teacher.

TO SUBMIT:

Record the DUE DATE in your diary now.

Featured Information Books

Forrest Catalogue

Mixed media - YouTube

The world is becoming more and more interconnected. Globalization changes how people consume, work and live almost everywhere on the world. Today, many economic, political, cultural or ecological relationships are not explainable from a national perspective. At the same time, a controversial debate about the consequences of globalization has begun.

Encyclopaedias

Online encyclopaedias are great for short, concise and correct information. You may need to sign onto Hale Portal to access the passwords required for some of these online encyclopaedias.


Username=haleschool  Password=library
 
  • Easy-to-understand articles
  • Built-in research tool

 

 


 
  • Most articles include a list of trusted websites
  • Read aloud facility
  • Citation included for each article

Mixed media - YouTube

Using the international fashion industry as a case study this resource asks: what is globalisation, what are the causes, and what is the role played by TNCs? It then looks at the effects of globalisation and asks what are the pros and cons and who benefits? Filmed in Bangladesh, it compares the working and living conditions of textile workers employed in large scale factories in Dhaka, with those employed by a small rural fair trade fashion initiative.

Website

A sustainable model for fashion:

The fashion industry has often struggled to embrace an ethical business model, so what can be done to make sustainability a priority for brands and consumers? This website has a good collection of ideas for change.

Mixed media- YouTube

Websites

Be aware that you should carefully consider the balance provided when dealing with contentious issues such as globalization.

Mixed media - YouTube

John Green teaches you about globalization, a subject so epic, so, um, global, it requires two videos. In this video, John follows the surprisingly complex path of t-shirt as it crisscrosses the world before coming to rest on your doorstep, and eventually in your dresser.

John asks whether globalization is a net positive for humanity. While the new global economy has created a lot of wealth, and lifted a lot of people out of poverty, it also has some effects that aren't so positive. Wealth disparity, rising divorce rates, environmental damage, and new paths for the spread of disease. So does all this outweigh the economic benefits, the innovation, and the relative peace that come with interconnected economies?

Reference Generator

A sample bibliography for 3 of the resources on this page would look like the following:

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Globalization Changes the Face of Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industries 1996, International Labour Organization, accessed 27 August 2015, <http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/media-centre/press-releases/WCMS_008075/lang--en/index.htm>.

Siddiquee, BA 2015, 'Globalization' , World Book Student, World Book, Chicago, viewed 27 August 2015,
<http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar750030>.

Williams, S, Devadson, R, Bradley, H & Erickson, M 2013, Globalization and work, Polity Press, Cambridge, England.