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Episode 497: Love, Betrayal And The Planet Money T-Shirt

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Episode 497: Love, Betrayal And The Planet Money T-Shirt

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Episode 497: Love, Betrayal And The Planet Money T-Shirt

Episode 497: Love, Betrayal And The Planet Money T-Shirt

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Minu (left) and her younger sister Shumi (right) worked on the Planet Money men's t-shirt. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Minu (left) and her younger sister Shumi (right) worked on the Planet Money men's t-shirt.

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Today's show is about love and betrayal. It's about the lives of two sisters who worked on the Planet Money T-shirt. And it's about the social upheaval that has followed the rise of the garment industry in Bangladesh.

We'll have much more on Bangladesh and the rest of the T-shirt story in future shows. Here are our previous stories from the series.

Music: Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/Spotify/ Tumblr. Download the Planet Money iPhone App.

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Minu gathers sticks to place under the burner in her parent's home in the village.
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Minu gathers sticks to place under the burner in her parent's home in the village.

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Minu's mother, Noor Jahan Begum, Minu, and Minu's daughter, Sumaiya, in the kitchen of Minu's parent's home.
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Minu's mother, Noor Jahan Begum, Minu, and Minu's daughter, Sumaiya, in the kitchen of Minu's parent's home.

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Minu in the village with 7-year old daughter, Sumaiya. Sumaiya lives here with Minu's parents.
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Minu in the village with her 7-year old daughter, Sumaiya. Sumaiya lives here with Minu's parents. They walk beside stacks of hay, feed for the livestock.

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Shumi, left, and Minu, right, inside the small room they share with Minu's husband.
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Shumi, left, and Minu, right, inside the small room they share with Minu's husband.

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Minu cooks on the two shared burners outside her room in the city.
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Minu cooks on the two shared burners outside the sisters' room in the city.

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