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Bangladesh garment industry – growth and tragedy

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Saturday’s Tarzeen Fashions fire and factory collapse killed 111 textile workers, putting a spotlight on supply chain management and global retailers that source clothes from Bangladesh. It’s a popular area for factories because the cost of labor (as little as $37 a month for some workers) is so low that rights groups have called on firms to sign up to a fire safety program. Today’s graphic shows the growth of the Bangladesh garment industry since 1983.

Infographic shows growth in the Bangladesh garment industry, including growth in exports and RMG export, number of garment factories, number of factory workers and gender of workers


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