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Episode 498: The Last T-Shirt In Colombia

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Episode 498: The Last T-Shirt In Colombia

Planet Money Makes A T-shirt

Episode 498: The Last T-Shirt In Colombia

Episode 498: The Last T-Shirt In Colombia

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Lina Maria Tascón, Doris Restrepo, Noreli Morales and their co-workers sew Planet Money women's T-shirts. Joshua Davis/NPR hide caption

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Lina Maria Tascón, Doris Restrepo, Noreli Morales and their co-workers sew Planet Money women's T-shirts.

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The Planet Money men's T-shirts were made in Bangladesh. The Planet Money women's T-shirts were made in Colombia. On today's show, we move from Bangladesh to Colombia — and we see an entirely different world.

It's a world where workers make more money and work under better conditions than their counterparts in Bangladesh. But it's also a world that may not last.

See all of our T-shirt stories so far.

Music: Shakira's "Pies descalzos, Sueños blancos" Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/Spotify/ Tumblr. Download the Planet Money iPhone App.