Most of the worlds garments are produced in low wage countries like Bangladesh. Workers rights, human rights and child labour have become a hot international topic over the years, and some legal improvements has taken place. Not only critical customers, but trade unions and many international organizations have successfully laid pressure on the factory owners and law makers. Much have been achieved, but focus may not fade. Aware raising and monitoring of the garment exporting factories must continue, as there is still a huge market and demand for textiles, where only the price is a determining factor for business.
I believe that telling the stories and showing the pictures of textile workers supports the efforts of improving the working standards. Lots of change still need to take place and focus on the textile and garment producing industry leads to changes in our behaviour over time.
Pictures from a filed trip 80 km north of Dhaka.