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  1. Following the Life of a Simple T-Shirt around the Globe

    In a series of short films, NPR traces the various stages of T-shirt production, exploring the economic and social realities behind the industry. Starting in the cotton plantations of Mississippi and journeying through Bangladesh and Colombia, it shows how the lives of those behind the garment are affected. For one seamstress in Bangladesh, the work is enough to lift her and her family out of extreme poverty. Though the disastrous collapse of a garment factory in the country left hundreds dead, all seem to agree that without the industry many more lives would be in ruin. 

    Source: NPR

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