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Infographic: How Much Does That $14 Shirt From Bangladesh Really Cost?

Yasha Wallin

A generic $14 polo shirt sold in Canada and manufactured in Bangladesh costs a retailer only $5.67. To get to such low numbers, workers receive a measly 12 cents per shirt—just 2 percent of the wholesale cost. This inequity accounts for Bangladesh’s booming garment industry, which leaves the people who make the clothing, the lowliest in the supply chain. This startling infographic breaks it all down.

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