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Episode 484: Inside The T-Shirt Factory

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On today's show, we check in with our reporters in Bangladesh. We hear what it was like inside the factory where the Planet Money men's T-shirt was knit, dyed, cut and sewn. And we ask: Will Bangladesh be able to move beyond making T-shirts?

Here are some pictures from the factory.

The fabric is cut into pieces.

Planet Money t-shirt cutting room wide i i
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Planet Money t-shirt cutting room wide
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Some of the workers wear metal gloves to protect their hands. (Think: Chain mail.)

Cutting the sleeve of the Planet Money T-shirt i i
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Cutting the sleeve of the Planet Money T-shirt
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The pieces are sewn together into shirts.

Sewing the Planet Money T-Shirt i i
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Sewing the Planet Money T-Shirt
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And it becomes the Planet Money T-shirt.

Planet Money T-shirt detail
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Music: Alex King's "Like A Sewing Machine." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/Spotify/ Tumblr. Download the Planet Money iPhone App. #seedtoshirt

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