Uploaded by Dudenkova Anna


Globalization and our Demand for Clothing
1. The spatial distribution of my wardrobe is very rich because of the numerous different
countries represented on the labels of my clothes. As could be seen from the table showed before,
the most items of my clothes are from the South (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh), East (China) and
Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia) regions. However, the interesting part is that
another half of the clothes distribution is located in Europe, especially in Western Europe (United
Kingdom), Southwestern Europe (Portugal and Spain) and South Europe (Italy). Two more
countries represented on the labels of the items from my wardrobe are Egypt and Morocco located
in North Africa region. The last two counties are the representatives of Middle Eastern region which
are Turkey and United Arab Emirates. From this information, it was very interesting for me to
observe that a quite big part of the spatial distribution of my clothes items is located in Europe
because I thought that almost every item would be from the region of East/South/Southeast Asia.
Because of this concept, I want to describe my observation by saying that all the counties which
have produced items from my wardrobe are extremely different in all aspects. Moreover, there is a
big number of them represented in the table which shows that the clothing production is located not
only in one particular region but in different parts of the world. One more aspect that I want to
mention is that the most retail values of my wardrobe is from Morocco (Africa) which has broken
my own stereotype because I thought that the country at the first place in my table would be either
China or Turkey, or at least a country from Southeast Asia. Of course, the largest portion of clothes
is produced in this region of Asia because of cheap labor, but we also do not need to forget to
include the countries of Europe and Africa in the list of clothing production countries. It shows that
this manufacturing production does not completely depend on the level of development of the
2. The leading countries in the shoes production incurred in my wardrobe are Italy, Vietnam,
and Indonesia with the total retail value of 240 000, 75 000, and 60 000 tenge respectively.
Moreover, I want to mention that my shoes produced in Italy are predominantly winter or classical
ones while shoes from the other 2 countries are sport and summer shoes, and trainers. It is not a
secret that shoes from Italy are of a very high quality, so it is a reason why I prefer to buy winter or
classical shoes made in Italy in order to be guaranteed that the time of wear is quite long.
As for shirts, blouses and T-shirts, I want to emphasize the next 3 countries: Morocco,
Portugal, and Turkey with the total value related to shirts and T-shirts of 335 000, 280 000 and
265 000 respectively. While investigating this pattern, my second stereotype was also broken
because I thought that China would be if not at the first place but definitely in the TOP 3 countries
in this question. However, China dominates in the category of coats, winter clothing and sweaters in
my wardrobe.