COTTON: Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt (Part I) from NPR on Vimeo

How a T-shirt is made video series. From farming the cotton to printing the graphic. This is the most in-depth video series on the subject you can find.

How a T-shirt is made. It’s interesting to see how many stages are involved in a product that many people call simple. The t-shirt you are wearing has been on a journey that spans continents. Starting as a genetically engineered seed that helps it resit pesticides. The seed is planted on a cotton farm in the USA, it is harvested, bailed, and ran through Cotton Gin to remove the seeds. 1 cotton farm can produce as many as 9 million t-shirts in 1 year.

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