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Episode 483: Putting The Planet In The Planet Money T-Shirt

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A jeans factory in Chittagong, Bangladesh (left), and a yarn-spinning factory in Purwakarta, Indonesia (right)

A jeans factory in Chittagong, Bangladesh (left), and a yarn-spinning factory in Purwakarta, Indonesia (right)

Kainaz Amaria, Robert Smith/NPR

The cotton for the Planet Money men's T-shirt was spun into yarn in Indonesia and knit, cut and sewn into shirts in Bangladesh.

Last week, we had teams of reporters and photographers in both countries — and we managed to get almost everybody on the phone at once.

On today's show, we listen in on that call.

Today's special bonus guest: Pietra Rivoli, the author of the book that inspired our T-shirt project. Music: Daft Punk's "Around The World" Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/Spotify/ Tumblr. Download the Planet Money iPhone App.

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