Iselected six t-shirts, three shirts, four jackets and six trousers tomake a list of twenty clothes in my wardrobe. Majority of the clotheswere made in china, that is, fifty percent of the clothes lists.Thirty percent of the clothes were made in Bangladesh, ten percentmade in Indonesia while clothes made in Italy and the United Statesaccounted for five percent each.
Asit has been noted, majority of the clothing in my wardrobe originatedfrom the eastern countries. According to Anderson and Taylor (2008),the consumption of clothing in the modern society is an importantindication of the global stratification that is evident in the modernsociety. Majority of clothing in the modern society are made in thedeveloping world where the production systems are linked to thesystems in the western world. For example, Nike, a leading clothingproduct supplier in America has no factory in the United States butmanufacture most of their cloths in China. It is important to notethat majority of these clothes manufacturing process are laborintensive. Majority of the employees in the apparel industries indeveloping countries are poor while the consumers are the wealthy andthe rich in the developed countries. This indicates the globalstratification of the modern society. An individual in the developedworld wearing the latest fashion in clothing made in the developingcountry is part of global system that promote poverty in some regionsof the globe while producing affluence in other parts of the world.Some sociologists have argued that the resulting globalstratification, which has created the powerful at the pinnacle of theglobal stratification and the poor, is to blame for the numerousglobal problems evident in the modern society (Anderson and Taylor,2008).
Anderson,M. and Taylor, H. F. (2008). Sociology:understanding a diverse society,Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.