Over the years, Bangladesh has been embroiled in numerous controversies stemming from the poor regulation of it's garment industry. Fires and factory collapses have resulted in thousands of deaths. Reports of physical and verbal abuse are rampant. Working conditions continue to be abysmal. But the orders keep piling in and actionable steps are never implemented for long-term success.
There's unlimited data on sweatshops in Bangladesh but we decided to pull up the facts and figures that give us a global overview of the country's garment industry.
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