THE LIFE OF A T-SHIRT Map Project
Directions: Using a map of the world, track the journey of the Bangladesh made T-shirt as you listen to the episodes. Secondly, track the flow of money on the map along each step.
Track the flow of money: Keep track of the costs while listening to the episodes and/or reading the story on NPR.org.
* Graphic Design
* Cotton Farmer
* Yarn Spinning
* Bangladesh Workers
* Kick Starter Fees
* Tariff on T-Shirts from Bangladesh
* Cost of Shirt to NPR (Wholesale)
* Cost of Shirt to You (retail)
* Cost to import to Kenya
* Recycled Shirt Cost to Kenyan Merchant
* Recycled shirt total cost to Tailor Shirt
* Recycled shirt cost to second merchant
* Recycled shirt cost to Kenyan consumer
THE LIFE OF A T-SHIRT Questions
Directions: Listen to the episodes of the Life of a T-shirt series and answer the questions below.
1. How has farming technology benefited the cotton clothing industry? Give three specific examples.
2. How many T-shirts can be made from one US cotton farm?
Two Sisters, A Small Room And The World Behind A T-Shirt
1. What are the pros and cons of the t-shirt industry in Bangladesh?
2. Why does the USA have labor laws, labor unions, and building codes? What are the pros and what are the cons in light of what you’ve learned about the factories in Bangladesh? Hint: Google news articles on the Collapse of Bangladesh Factory
The Giant Book That Creates and Destroys Entire Industries
1. What is a tariff?
2. What happens when you increase the tariffs on T-Shirts?
3. What happens when you eliminate the tariffs on T-Shirts?
4. How are tariffs used for the USA’s advantage? Give an example.
5. Using the USA Harmonized Tariff Schedule determine how much it would be to import a leather dog leash and leather shoelaces from China (use “general”...