Fueled by passion and curiosity, Kelsey Timmerman tells the story of the items we often take for granted.
From garment factories in Cambodia to banana plantations in Costa Rica, Kelsey Timmerman is dedicated to addressing global issues through storytelling. By traveling the world and telling the stories of the people he meets, Timmerman is able to educate his readers and initiate dialogue about how to improve our world economy.
In his first book, WHERE AM I WEARING? (2nd Edition to be published April 2012, Wiley), he traveled the world to find out where his clothes came from. Visiting garment factories in Asia and Latin America, he shared the stories of the people who make our clothes. From a 20-something t-shirt maker in Honduras to a single mother of two in Bangladesh, Timmerman humanizes the issues of globalization and provokes readers to check their tags and think about where their clothing came from.
An acclaimed public speaker, Timmerman has lectured on travel and globalization across the country. He is particularly passionate about educating students, and encourages them to think globally and act locally. He is a frequent keynote speaker at universities, high schools, and conferences.
His next book, WHERE AM I EATING, will be published by Wiley in 2013. He is currently traveling picking bananas and chocolate, catching lobster, and working on coffee plantations.
Praise for WHERE AM I WEARING:
“[Timmerman’s] youthful exuberance carries this unlikely consumer tale.” –TIME
“His conclusion that ‘we should try to be engaged consumers not mindless pocketbooks’ may be a valuable revelation.” – Financial Times
“Timmerman pull us right in to the lives of these people – forced into a life of hard labour.”– 4Men Magazine
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