NPR

A project of Planet Money

This T-shirt will tell you the story of its own creation. Follow us around the world as we document its journey.

Purwakarta, Indonesia - When I was touring the Indorama spinning plant, I kept shoving samples into my pockets.  1) Raw American cotton  2) After combing, it’s like baby hair. 3) One more step and it’s cotton candy. 4) Pull. Twist. Spin. And you have yarn.The amazing thing about this process is that it doesn’t add or subtract anything. It’s still 100 percent cotton. But now it’s transformed. (@radiosmith/NPR)

Purwakarta, Indonesia - When I was touring the Indorama spinning plant, I kept shoving samples into my pockets.
1) Raw American cotton
2) After combing, it’s like baby hair.
3) One more step and it’s cotton candy.
4) Pull. Twist. Spin. And you have yarn.
The amazing thing about this process is that it doesn’t add or subtract anything. It’s still 100 percent cotton. But now it’s transformed. (@radiosmith/NPR)

Notes

  1. kirkei reblogged this from noqo
  2. broken-ice reblogged this from kuraicross
  3. kuraicross reblogged this from mysleeplessreply
  4. mysleeplessreply reblogged this from npr
  5. thesidestreetsinmylife reblogged this from npr
  6. iamjamaickistani reblogged this from npr
  7. abnab reblogged this from npr
  8. mc-reg reblogged this from seedtoshirt
  9. madamedefargeknits reblogged this from npr
  10. unitedbyblue reblogged this from npr
  11. renegade-centigrade reblogged this from npr
  12. clerestories reblogged this from planetmoney
  13. amarisskye reblogged this from npr
  14. geese-in-flight reblogged this from npr
  15. frumpyface reblogged this from npr
  16. fratricyte reblogged this from npr
  17. mabsmith reblogged this from npr and added:
    Fascinating!
  18. pentatonicadenza reblogged this from npr
  19. secretasiannerd reblogged this from npr
  20. stephanie-judith-tanner reblogged this from npr
  21. issiebear reblogged this from npr
  22. wakeuplaughingblog reblogged this from npr
  23. iamjazmine reblogged this from npr