The garment industry in India is booming, and there are now more than 5,000 garment factories, with about 1,200,000 employees in the country.
But there is also a thriving, booming textile industry in Bangladesh.
Here’s how to spot it.
Bombay-Silk, the Bangladesh garment industry, has long been a source of controversy, and the country has seen its fair share of garment factories in recent years.
In recent years, Bangladeshi garment manufacturers have come under fire for exploiting vulnerable workers.
In a 2011 report, a United Nations expert on Bangladesh sweatshops called for tighter regulations on the sector, saying that garment factories were often run with impunity.
The report found that at least one factory in the Dhaka-based Rana Plaza garment factory was known to have killed workers.
But while the government has been trying to clean up the industry, Bangladeshis continue to face some of the worst sweatshop conditions in the world.
According to the United Nations, the country’s garment industry accounts for about $500 billion in value and employs almost 1.5 million people, most of them in the garment sector.
But as the world is now grappling with the effects of climate change, Bangladesh’s garment factories are being singled out by global climate activists as an example of the global consequences of climate-induced displacement.
The United Nations report on Bangladesh’s textile industry cites the country as one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions, with a total of 2.1 billion tons of CO2 emissions a year, equivalent to the emissions from every American car.
The World Bank estimates that 1.4 million people will die as a result of extreme weather, rising seas and drought, which will make global warming the third leading cause of death by age, after malaria and tuberculosis.
The Rana Pools garment factory has been the subject of several protests since it was built in the early 1970s.
The factory was built on the edge of a densely populated area and workers were confined to the narrowest part of the factory, according to a report in the Global Times newspaper.
The factory has since been refurbished and is a destination for many people, including children, women and the disabled.
But the workers still live in overcrowded and unsafe conditions, said Kailash Satija, a professor of law at the National University of Singapore.