6 Miles and 60 Hours

Pietra Rivoli’s Travels of a T-Shirt in the GlobalEconomy investigates the extensive route hert-shirt took from its conception in the cottonfields of Lubbock, Texas, to the Walgreen’sDrugstore in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, whereshe purchased it. This journey quickly movesfrom the cotton fields of West Texas where thefiber is grown, through New Mexico, Nevada,and California by truck or train, across thePacific to Shanghai. In China, the cotton isspun into yarn, knitted into cloth, cut, andfinally sewn into...
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