Planet Money T-shirt
Dec 4, 2013 — On today's show: the story of an often-overlooked innovation that's essential to the global economy. The innovation is a box. A big, metal box.
Dec 2, 2013 — The book lists the tax that importers have to pay on approximately every single thing in the universe — and raises a key question about the Planet Money T-shirt.
Dec 2, 2013 — The business that transformed the nation is the product of an obscure but hugely influential trade deal — and a cultural struggle over Korean food.
Dec 2, 2013 — Colombia's economy has been growing, and wages have been rising. That's good for the country as a whole, but it may wind up driving away the T-shirt industry.
Nov 27, 2013 — "We asked ourselves, 'What the hell do we want?'" Answer: "We need employment. We need dollars."
Nov 20, 2013 — On today's show: the lives of two sisters and the rise of the garment industry in Bangladesh.
Nov 15, 2013 — After years of planning and months of production, our shirts are here.
Sep 12, 2013 — Dispatches from Colombia, where the Planet Money women's T-shirt is being made.
Sep 6, 2013 — On today's show, we check in with our team in Bangladesh. We hear what it was like inside the factory where the Planet Money men's T-shirt was knit, dyed, cut and sewn.
Sep 4, 2013 — The cotton for the Planet Money men's T-shirt was spun into yarn in Indonesia and knit, cut and sewn into shirts in Bangladesh. On today's show, we hear from Planet Money reporters in both countries.