How a t shirt is made video part 2 / The Machines

Raw cotton is loaded into shipping containers and shipped to spinning plants all over the world. These machines spin, stretch, and twist the raw cotton into yarn. The Yarn is sent to hug automated knitting machines. These machines weave yarn into long sheets of fabric. The Fabric is then washed and Dyed into sew-able fabric for t-shirts.

MACHINES: Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt (Part II) from NPR on Vimeo.