December 2013, National Public Radio’s Planet Money decides to track the story behind their New Years tee-shirt. They track the remarkable story of the making of the t-shirt from the cotton being picked from the farms in the Mississippi delta to the yarn factory in Indonesia to the making of the mens t-shirt in Bangladesh and the mens t-shirt in Columbia before making it to the shelf in the United States.
Here is the remarkable story about the t-shirt you wear and how it was touched by countless people along the way
The head of the spinning operation in the yarn factory says “When I see people just picking up a T-shirt and putting it back on the shelf in a store.” “I say, ‘Hey, man. We worked very hard to make the yarn which has made that T-shirt. Give it some respect.’ ” His workers created the 6 miles of yarn in a single t-shirt.
He is right…Give it some respect…
Part 1- Cotton picking
Part 2- Spinning the Yarn
Part 3- The people who made these t-shirts
Part 4-Transporting t-shirts back home
Will we feel guilty next time when we discard a t-shirt: a labor of love….
More on the Cotton Story:
Indonesia: The Yarn making
Bangladesh: Impacting lives
Bangladesh: the men’s t-shirt
Columbia:the women t-shirt
The Giant book which destroys industries
The Afterlife of your discarded t-shirt
Issues with work, trade, and clothes
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