The life cycle of a t-shirt – Angel Chang

The life cycle of a t-shirt – Angel Chang

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Consider the classic white t-shirt. Annually, we sell and buy 2 billion t-shirts globally, making it one of the most common garments in the world. But how and where is the average t-shirt made, and what’s its environmental impact? Angel Chang traces the life cycle of a t-shirt.

Lesson by Angel Chang, animation by TED-Ed.

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20 Responses

  1. revieman1 says:

    4:00 the average house hold does laundry more than once a day? something about that seems wrong

  2. Trang Nguyen says:

    Everything is harmful. Let’s all die.

  3. Pepsi says:

    The carbon footprint 👣 left by making this video is destroying things further

  4. kamiya Kaoro says:

    Ok…should I feel sorry now for buying t.shirt?But I can only afford that kind of clothing and organic are more expensive!I hate drugs!!

  5. John Smith says:

    Are you trying to make me feel gulty because I own a couple of t-shirts? is it realy my fault? shouldn’t you blame those who didn’t find a better way to make the t-shirts?

  6. rivenadeshizzle says:

    So everyone should be nudists now?

  7. Dranksta says:

    I have a t-shirt from 1987 that is worn weekly. It’s faded but never shrank or stretched or got thin from all the washing. I buy a hanes or fruit of the loom tshirts… they last for about 1-2 years then I turn them into shop rags. They don’t make ’em like they used to.

  8. Arley Antes says:

    Came for an uplifting video about innocent shirts, got a terrifying view of the pollution generated by only one of many industries
    Fun fact: I did watch the video shirtless

  9. frouto poto says:

    TED please do a video explaining veganism and enviromental issues

  10. Danail Irinkov says:

    If you want to have a husband one day, you’d better ditch those crazy anti civilisation ideas from your head. And maybe get out of your office and visit places while researching a topic, should help you learn more about how each worker is ACTUALLY creating the world around you. So be thankful that they are doing the work and not you.

  11. rAyZoR rAy says:

    i just know that b4 iwatch the vid its gonna b more doom and gloom 4the planet, can i not watch this if i promise not 2buy anymore t shirts . . .no that aint gona work is it, im here now so igota watch . .

  12. Arrownoir says:

    Stop trying to make me feel guilty, it won’t work.
    I’d wear baby seals slippers if I could, while buying more “I’m Pickle Rick” shirts.

  13. Prashanth anta says:

    Please lighten us with more….

  14. Rodz Random says:

    0:38 … That’s not how my grandfather says cotton is picked!

  15. MisaelMatute76 says:

    I still think white shirts are expensive..

  16. Joseph Kotsaftis says:

    This is the kinda stuff thay just feeds millennials entitlement, we really dont need more.

  17. Acca Seed says:

    Who else is wearing a t shirt while watching this?

  18. Mynson Anderson says:

    Ahhh Yes. cotton, The crop my ancestors slaved away for many years

  19. Neel Parmar says:

    I swear the usual narrator guy better be back in the next video

  20. Mr7Kostas says:

    People are hurting the environment. Solution: Kill yourselves.

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