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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

NPR’s Planet Money Follows The Life Of A T-Shirt

Lisa, 30, is one of many people who bought the shirt and posted a photo of herself wearing it on Instagram.

Lisa, 30, is one of many people who bought the shirt and posted a photo on Instagram of herself wearing it.

If you’ve been listening to NPR this week, you’ve probably heard about something called the t-shirt project.

Months ago, Planet Money had the idea to design a t-shirt and follow it around the world as it was manufactured.

The project took the Planet Money team around the globe: from factories in Bangladesh and Colombia, to cotton farms and container ships.

Planet Money contributing editor Alex Blumberg is leader of the project and joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to explain.

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