Ow does your cloth journey around the world

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Introductionbr /

In class we have been talking about primary, secondary and tertiary sectors and the commodity chains composed of all of the steps of production taken together. A commodity chain is a series of links connecting many places of production and distribution. It starts at primary production: the growing of crops or mining of material. These primary products are then manufactured into goods (commodities) and finally sent to market to be sold at the tertiary level. In some cases chains are conceptualized more broadly to take account of waste streams (environmental impacts) and labor conditions (social impacts).br /

Goods that you see and use each day have gone through the steps of a commodity chain to make it to you. Food, clothing, electronicsa everything you buy goes through a commodity chain. The bread for your hamburger bun may have been baked here in Tucson, but the wheat could have been grown in Canada, the beef for the hamburger may have come from Argentina, the cheese might have been crafted in Wisconsin. If you look in your closet you may find clothes a?made ina China, Jordan, Vietnam, or Indonesia, but the cotton may have been grown in Mali, spun in Germany, then finally assembled in Asia, only to be shipped to Los Angeles, trucked to Tucson and sold in the local mall. Two shirts sold in two stores in the same shopping plaza, or even two shirts in the same store, may have been produced in two very different commodity chains.br /

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Paper 2 Instructionsbr /

Choose one of the listed objects that you want to work on and answer the questions posed below for that specific item. These responses will require you to do some of your own research by reading labels, surfing the net, or even making phone calls to companies to see if they know where the materials come from and where the factories are located.br /

Step 1br /

Choose one of the following:br /

a? a candy barbr /

a? a box of tissuesbr /

a? a pair of shoesbr /

a? a bottle of hand sanitizerbr /

a? asofabr /

a? a cup of hot chocolatebr /

a? a fountain penbr /

a? a hot dogbr /

Step 2br /

The Goal of the Paper: Use our Module 2 concepts to describe one commodity chain in detail, and (2) discuss whether there are alternative ways of producing that good. (For example, if a?an applea? were an option, I might begin by describing the commodity chain for a mass-produced apple sold at Safeway and analyze the similarities and differences between that chain and one for an apple grown on a family farm in Wilcox, AZ and sold at a local farmersa market OR e.g. research the use of organic cotton to make tissues / consider the use of recycled materials) .br /

Accomplish your analysis by focusing on the following points:br /

a? What raw materials went into the making of your final good? Were they grown or mined?br /

Would those raw materials all be produced in the same place? Where could they have been produced (look online to see if you can find out which countries produce which raw materials)?br /

a? How many steps did the product need to go through to get to you? What processes did raw materials have to go through to create the final product? (Donat forget to discuss the packaging your item comes in, additives it may contain, etc.)br /

a? Where was the product manufactured or otherwise produced? Do you think each step of the manufacturing was done in the same place? Why did the producer choose to locate there and how did this choice of location tie into other parts of the chain (such as the use of labor and capital, environmental impacts, marketing strategies, etc.)?br /

a? Who designed the product? Was this a separate step from the manufacturing? Where would this have taken place?br /

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a? How are different steps in the commodity chain linked through different modes and routes ofbr /

transportation? Explain why the steps are linked in this particular way using Module 2 concepts.br /

a? What sort of labor was involved in each step of the process? Think about working conditions,br /

salary, and the reason that the particular labor source you identified was chosen.br /

A good analysis will present conclusions that are based on well-supported reasoning. This means that if you cannot find specific, definitive information on one part of the commodity chain, it will be your responsibility as a researcher to offer your reader an a?educated guessa? and give pieces of evidence to show why you think your suggestion could be correct.br /

Formatting and Other Remindersbr /

Be sure to cite your research! Because this paper will require substantial, original research, you must use academically appropriate sources and cite each one (in text and at the end of the paper in a bibliography).br /

Refer to the following resources for more information on what is a reliable academic source. /isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keywordk70847&pageidicb.page346373br /

You may wish to include diagrams and pictures. If you do, place each one immediately below the paragraph where you refer to it in the text and be sure to include a descriptive caption (including a full citation to the source from which you obtained it).br /

Your essay should have a descriptive title, be between 1200 and 2000 words in length, double-spaced, and in Times New Roman (or a similar) font in a standard size (e.g., 12 point). Please include a word count at the end of your paper, number each page, and staple everything together. The front page must include your name, your T.A.s name, the name of the product, and your section number in the top right corner. Please do not use a cover or a cover page.