The Incredible Impact That the Production of Simple White T-Shirt Has on the Environment

In the animated TED Ed lesson, “The Life Cycle of a T-Shirt , educator and designer Angel Chang explains exactly how big an impact that the production of a seemingly simple white t-shirt has upon the environment.

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.