How does a simple T-shirt get made? To find out, we decided to make one -- and track every step of production. The journey took us around the world. The trip would have been impossible without the humble container, the unsung hero of the global economy.

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The videos:
Part I: Cotton
Part II: Machines
Part III: People
Part IV: Boxes
Part V: You

Music: "B&G's" (Bela R. Balogh and Gabe Leavitt/3 Leg Torso)

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