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Next Stop Bangladesh As We Follow Planet Money's T-Shirt

Workers sew together the Planet Money t-shirt in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
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Workers sew together the Planet Money t-shirt in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
<strong>PLANET MONEY MAKES A T-SHIRT:</strong> <a href="http://apps.npr.org/tshirt/#/people">The Lives Of The People Who Made Our Shirt</a>
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PLANET MONEY MAKES A T-SHIRT: The Lives Of The People Who Made Our Shirt

Bangladesh is the cheapest place in the world to make a T-shirt. But this month, the minimum wage there will rise from $39 a month to $68 a month. That's got some factory owners nervous about whether Western retailers there will pull out. Our Planet Money team examines the future of the garment industry in Bangladesh.

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Zoe Chace explains the mysteries of the global economy for NPR's Planet Money. As a reporter for the team, Chace knows how to find compelling stories in unlikely places, including a lollipop factory in Ohio struggling to stay open, a pasta plant in Italy where everyone calls in sick, and a recording studio in New York mixing Rihanna's next hit.
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