Bales of imported clothing are wheeled into the Gikombo Market in Nairobi, Kenya. Sarah Elliott for NPR hide caption

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Paul Warambo holds up a used T-shirt for sale in Nairobi, Kenya. With the help of the internet, we found the original owner Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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The Hansa Kirkenes carried all 6,078 of the Planet Money women's T-shirts from Cartagena, Colombia, to Miami. Eric Helton for NPR hide caption

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The container carrying the Planet Money women's T-shirts is loaded onto a ship in Cartagena, Colombia. Eric Helton for NPR hide caption

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The Hansa Kirkenes carried all 6,078 of the Planet Money women's T-shirts from Cartagena, Colombia, to Miami. Eric Helton for NPR hide caption

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There are more than 4,000 garment factories in Bangladesh. One way or another, most of them trace their lineage to Abdul Majid Chowdhury, Noorul Quader and the 128 Bangladeshis who traveled to Korea 30 years ago. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Noreli Morales (right) works on the Planet Money women's T-shirt at a factory in Medellin, Colombia. Joshua Davis for NPR hide caption

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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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Planet Money

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

On today's show: the lives of two sisters and the rise of the garment industry in Bangladesh.

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