The Life Cycle of a T-shirt


Everything is seemingly throwaway in today’s contemporary consumer culture. But if there’s one thing you probably have at last five, if not five hundred, of in your closet, it’s the simple t-shirt. It’s such a popular choice to have hanging in our wardrobe that around two billion are made each year. And that means they have quite an effect on the environment.

In this TED video Angel Chang takes a tour through the life cycle of a tee, from the cotton fields of Asia to the washing machine in your home. It’s quite the eye-opener.

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