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Planet Money T-Shirt Project

If you haven’t been following along: Planet Money has been making a t-shirt, and working to follow it’s creation throughout the global supply chain. This has led to a ton of podcast episodes that trace that path, cradle to grave.

They also have this really great mixed media summary of the whole story, which includes a look at everything from the raw cotton, to the process of getting the shirt to you. Including great video of the machines used along the way.

spinning yarn

 

On this Christmas Eve take a minute to follow something as simple as a t-shirt through the global economy, and realize how connected we are, even through seemingly everyday things.