Book Recommendation: The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy by Pietra Rivoli

The average person likely has no idea what the life cycle of your average cotton t-shirt looks like, from the growing of the cotton fibers to the weaving of the threads to the stores where it’s stocked to the markets where second-hand shirts are sold in developing nations. Rivoli uses the humble t-shirt as an example of how the whole planet participates in every market on various levels, but how the benefits are distributed in ways that seem to make little sense.

For a distilled version with some more up-to-date metrics, you can check out this Buzzfeed article published in October of 2017.

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