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, directed by TED-Ed.

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  1. I wonder, is it the real "TED-ed" that uses the word "organic" in the way that is usually only used for marketing purposes?

  2. The true title of this should be: "How to terrify people with climate and pollution lies: your clothes pollute more than petroleum". These climate and environmentalist extremists are unbearable!

  3. Well, u Americans are THE ONE WHO DO IT I live in Indonesia, I help my mom wash it with hand, we don't use dryer we use the 🌞. Do we buy clothes yes, we do, but still u need dryer? For real? DRYERS

  4. 1:03 “Enough to fill 30 bathtubs”
    So are we using more water for T shirts or for bathing
    Want me to be a nudist and skip bathing.

  5. Since dyes are harmful enough to use as it causes cancer causing agents so it should be replaced with eco friendly objects and they should try more and afforestation and must try to use the polluted water by purifying it to an extent

  6. Thanks for this video because I didn't know that the process of making T-shirt and I also learned how can save our environment.

  7. Woah! Didn't know shirts could even harm environment and could even lead to carbon emissions!! I think the solution to use second hand ,reusing shirts can somehow help in reducing the effects of it.

  8. Consider that we don't wash only t-shirts in our washing machines, putting this data in account is not correct. But remind not to use dryer is always a good idea thought, so good job as always 🙃

  9. 19 cofvd t-shirts now with excellent raw materials and cheap price

  10. I'm in a Zoom meeting and my teacher won't stop talking while I'm trying to watch the video she says we need to watch the video but we can't when she keeps talking


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