The Afterlife of a T-Shirt
The U.S. exports over a billion pounds of used clothing every year — and much of that winds up in used clothing markets in sub-Saharan Africa.
On this fascinating podcast, Planet Money visit a giant used-clothing market in Nairobi, Kenya to see what happens to American clothes after Americans are done with them.
This informative podcast complements our ‘What’s in a t-shirt?’ lesson plan, which is available here.
View the Planet Money T-shirt’s journey at planetmoney.com/shirt.
And listen to more of their T-shirt podcasts here.
- The Afterlife of a T-shirt Podcast - from Planet Money