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The Resource Coat of many countries, directed by Josh Freed and Tom Puchniak

Coat of many countries, directed by Josh Freed and Tom Puchniak

Label
Coat of many countries
Title
Coat of many countries
Statement of responsibility
directed by Josh Freed and Tom Puchniak
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Coat of Many Countries we see how the clothes we wear today are the remarkable coming together of goods and services from all over the world. By following the evolution of a suit, we glimpse the practical application of the new global economy. The motivating force behind this well-traveled suit jacket is to get maximum quality at minimum labor costs. We follow the fleece from an Australian sheep farm to northern India where it is spun into cloth. The shoulder pads are made in China; the lining in Korea; the buttons in Canada; and it all meets in Hamburg. Then it's trucked to Russia, where the frontier guards are paid off, and there it is cut and assembled to an Italian design for ultimate sale at Sears. The film explains why each of the stops on the itinerary makes economic sense. And, surprisingly, the savings far outweigh the transportation costs. The manufacture of a single garment mirrors the inter-relatedness of national economies and often reflects foreign policy as well. This fast-paced portrait of the global assembly line is a must for classes in economics, business, management, marketing, and international studies
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
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  • Freed, Josh,
  • Puchniak, Tom,
Runtime
51
Series statement
Filmakers library online
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  • International trade
  • Economic geography
  • Textile manufacturing
Target audience
adult
Label
Coat of many countries, directed by Josh Freed and Tom Puchniak
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed June 10, 2015)
Control code
ASP1784530/fln4
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (51 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)911954726
Video recording format
other
Label
Coat of many countries, directed by Josh Freed and Tom Puchniak
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed June 10, 2015)
Control code
ASP1784530/fln4
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (51 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)911954726
Video recording format
other

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