Episode 497: The Sisters Who Made Our T-Shirt : Planet Money Like lots of other clothes, the men's Planet Money T-shirt was made in Bangladesh. On today's show, we travel to Bangladesh and visit two sisters who made our shirt.
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Episode 497: The Sisters Who Made Our T-Shirt

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Episode 497: The Sisters Who Made Our T-Shirt

Episode 497: The Sisters Who Made Our 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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Like lots of other clothes, the men's Planet Money T-shirt was made in Bangladesh. On today's show, we travel to Bangladesh and visit two sisters who made our shirt.

View our T-shirt's journey at planetmoney.com/shirt.

And listen to more of our T-shirt podcasts here.

Note: Today's show is a rerun. It originally ran in November 2013.

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

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

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Shumi, left, and Minu, right, inside the small room they share with Minu's husband.
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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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Minu cooks on the two shared burners outside her room in the city.
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Shumi, left, and Minu, right, inside the small room they share with Minu's husband.

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