Planet Money has, for what seems like forever, been reporting on the process of creating a t-shirt. The project started with a simple enough thesis:
We wanted to see the hidden world behind clothes sold in this country, so we decided to make a T-shirt.
The project has finally come together in this stunning five chapter multimedia presentation:
I really can't recommend this enough. It'll take you around twenty minutes or so to watch the videos and read the short articles for each chapter.
And should you want more about the story, visit this link for the associated podcasts and the explanation of the t-shirt design.
I'll never look at that on-sale stack of t-shirts in Target the same way again.