September 24, 2014
The garment sector around the world is an “industry full of contradictions,” as I argue in my new book, Made in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka: The Labor Behind the Global Garments and Textiles Industries.
March 12, 2008
The last several decades have seen Bangladesh’s dependence on the garment sector grow significantly. In 1983, there were about 50 garment factories in the country. By 2004, this number had jumped to 4,000. Exports have increased from a meager $68 thousand in 1968 to $5.7 billion in 2004. It was around the early 1990’s when consumers in the U.S. and… Read more