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The Afterlife of a T-Shirt

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The Afterlife of a T-Shirt


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

And listen to more of their T-shirt podcasts here.

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