The Global Production Game!

Click on the link at the bottom of the page to see a chart that contains a partial list of countries that produce clothing. See how much clothing is imported to the United States and what the average hourly wage is for each worker.

Be a detective! Discover the origins of the clothes in your closet. Look at the tags. Identify the countries where the clothes were made. Can you locate those countries on a map?

  Make a list of the countries that you found. What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of producing in those different countries?

Can you find a label from a really small country?
  Can you find a label from a country that you didn't think manufactured clothes?
How many pieces of your clothing are made in the USA? Asia? Africa? The Caribbean? South America? Europe?
  Send your findings to:
Global Production Game
National Museum of American History
MRC 629 Dept. A
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C. 20560

Chart of Global Sources 

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