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Making T-shirts out of yarn

4 Nov 2014 22:05:48

There are 6 miles of yarn in a single T-shirt. If any of that yarn is not up to the expected quality the T-shirt could fall apart. (Yarn, by the way, is what ordinary people call thread. In the garment business, it’s called yarn.)

Spinning yarn is high-tech and very complex. The yarn has to meet dozens of specifications — thickness, tenacity, the amount of twist, the direction of the twist.

Yarn for T-shirts

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Posted in How T-shirts are made By Sean Heukels

You can grow cotton in places where land and labor are cheap. But most of the cotton in the Planet Money T-shirts was grown in the U.S. In fact, the U.S. exports more cotton than any country in the world. Here are three reasons why.

1. Effiency in cotton
There is just so much cotton. Some of the numer A cotton farmer shared some of the numbers behind this operation. The U.S. has perfected cotton by ...

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How T-shirts are made

4 Nov 2014 14:52:19

A great story on a quest to find out how T-shirts are made. What they ar made from. Why they are made and by whom?

Let's make a T-shirts

Planet Money wanted to see the hidden world behind clothes sold in the world. So they decided to make a T-shirt. An ordinary shirt like everybody knows and are sold everywhere — nothing special organic cotton, not hand-sewn in the United States.

Crowdfunding T-shirt...

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Posted in How T-shirts are made By Sean Heukels
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