ট্যাগ: Garment Factory

(English) “My grandparents used to own a lot of tin-shed houses. He used to rent them out to the garment workers who worked in the nearby factories. My father and...

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(English) “It’s always very entertaining around here. Workers drop by all the time; mostly men. They grab a cup of tea and talk about their day. Supervisors, operators, sometimes even...

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(English) “I am not very photogenic. Did the picture come out nice?”

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(English) “My husband has been paralyzed for a while now. After a couple of months of treatment, our sons abandoned us. They did not want to take the burden of...

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(English) “I love my daughter, and she loves lychee! I often take fruits and other snacks on my way back home for my daughter. She looks forward to it. Hard...

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(English) “If I am scared of fire myself, how will I save other people? I fight the fire.   I am very proud of my fearless team. Although I haven’t...

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“অবসরে আমি সিনেমা দেখতে বেশ পছন্দ করি। সালমান খান এর অনেক বড় ভক্ত আমি। আজ অবধি তার সব মুক্তিপ্রাপ্ত সিনেমা আমি দেখেছি। সবসময় অপেক্ষায় থাকি কখন তার নতুন কোন সিনেমা…

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[Part 1/2]   “আমি এখানে কালার প্রিন্টিং এর কাজ করি। ছোটবেলায় পড়াশোনা করতে একদমই ভালো লাগতো না। আমার বাবা মায়ের শত চেষ্টার পরেও বিশেষ কোন লাভ হয়নি। এখন আফসোস হয়,…

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[Part 2/2]   “আমি এখানে কাজ করছি প্রায় ১১ বছর হয়েছে। কিন্তু এই কাজ করতে আমার খুব একটা ভালো লাগে না। ছোট থাকতে আমার বাবা মারা যায়। বড় ভাই কাজে…

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“I work here as a supervisor. There are times when I have to scold the workers regarding work, which is not something I love to do. Sometimes the workers tend...

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“My favorite TV show is “Shimarekha” that airs on Zee Bangla. Usually, everyone’s favorite character is someone who’s the most affectionate, likable person; someone like Rekha. But my favorite character...

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“My sister and I, both work here. We have always stayed together since childhood. Gossiping, watching TV- we do everything together! We have never argued in our lives, for once....

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“I’ve been working here as a color master for a while now. Converting plain white into blue, red and other colors is my job. I live here on my own....

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“I used to work at various households back in Mymensingh. I shifted to Dhaka for the sake of a better life. For the past 10 years, I’ve been working as...

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“I live here with my husband. We’re both from Rajshahi. Most people working in this factory are from Mymensingh. I’m one of the odd ones out of the bunch. But...

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“We have been working here together for a while now. We are friends.” [Smiles] – An employee working at a printing mill near Dhaka

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“I used to go to school. But I never really enjoyed studying. Towards the end of grade six, I told my parents that I did not want to study anymore....

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“My 6-year-old son is the highlight of my day, every day. I have considered bringing him to work along with me, but I’m afraid he’ll think this place is for...

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“I was first inspired to start working when I came across a couple of Japanese women at a tour. I met them at a family planning program in Thailand around...

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“My parents want me to get married as soon as possible. But I have been avoiding it in every way I can. Not sure how long I can keep this...

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“I have only one daughter. She’s adorable. She is a very understanding little girl; never really asks for anything more than what we can provide for her. This Eid, I...

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“I’ve only seen mountains in photos. But someday, I will pack my bags and go see them upfront. It’s hard to imagine about traveling sitting on my small desk here....

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“I’ve gained a lot from this place. Experience, self-confidence, sense of security, but my biggest find here was the love of my life! A couple of years ago, Jatra did...

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“18 years ago, I started working here with one sewing machine and a heart full of hope. I alone made all the clothes which were being displayed at Jatra. We...

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“The post-graduation period was a little uncertain for me. Usually, when you graduate with your friends you can use each other’s references to get an internship. My case, however, was...

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Textile engineering is not a popular subject in our country. Even though it is technically engineering, it is different from all the other engineering disciplines. It is easy to land...

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“I studied fashion designing in England. From the beginning, I wanted to work with ethical and sustainable fashion rather than mainstream fashion. I got a chance to do my internship...

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“I’ve been married for only a month now. My in-laws live close by. My husband works at a nearby hotel. Our marriage was arranged by the two families and all...

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“This is Tiger. Once I lost him in a flood. That was one chaotic time! There was water everywhere! I was looking for him everywhere in this mess but failed...

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“In this place, we all live together. We have a dog. We call him Tiger. He is our favorite. He sleeps in our kitchen at night. Tiger belonged to one...

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“I used to work in a garment factory. After I took a break a few years ago, I have not been able to get back in this field. Landing a...

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“I have been working as a tailor for eight years. I am originally from Chandpur. I live here with my family. This job is very unpredictable and frustrating. Sometimes there...

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“Are you going to give me a job? Even if you do what will I do with it? It has been almost 10-11 years that I have moved to Dhaka...

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“I work at the Columbia market. It’s been only three weeks since I have started. I grew up in Khulna and I used to study there. However, I couldn’t continue...

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“This is my eldest daughter. I have two daughters and a son. They are very young; the eldest is only nine. I did not have the privilege to study. So,...

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“I grew up in Dhaka. I have been working for almost 16 years. I am currently working as an operator. The job is alright; we go for picnics from work...

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“I have been working for almost 20-25 years now. I am the second among four daughters in our family. I had to start working early due to immense responsibility. I...

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“When I first came to Dhaka, I loved watching movies! It was one of my most favorite hobbies. It used to be a must watch whenever the movie starred Shabana...

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“This is my daughter. People are often surprised to hear her name. They think it is a foreign, Christian name. We actually found this name in an Islamic book. I...

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“I have been working for exactly one year, two months and ten days. I still remember everything very clearly from the very first day. I got a 4.5 GPA in...

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“It has been only two days since I have started working in a garment factory. I have never worked before. However, given our financial condition, I finally decided to start...

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“I have been working in the garment industry for almost two and a half years now. I started off at a garment factory in Mohakhali, and then I moved to...

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“I have been working in a garment factory in chairman bari for two years now. I am working in the ironing department. I studied till class four. Almost 15 -16...

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“I have had these tattoos on my hand for a long time. Everyone in our group has these tattoos. We all got them at the same time. It means a...

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“I worked at a garment factory till 2007. It was before the time when the government had increased the pay for garment worker. Thus, back then, the pay was very...

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“I have been working for almost 15 years now. For the last 4 years I am working in a garment factory in Tejgaon. However, my story today doesn’t revolve around...

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“It has only been a week that I have started working. There is a lot of workload. I start working at 7.30 in the morning, and end at around 7.30...

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“My wife and son make up my home. I lacked interest and had little attention towards my studies as a child. I really regret that now. The profession that I...

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“My best friend and I have been friends since school. We loved each other a lot. My parents used to love her as much as they loved me. You could...

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[Part 2/2] “I was planning on leaving my job for a while. This one time, the PMA beat up a girl at work. That was the tipping point when I...

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[Part 1/2] “What should I say about working in a garment factory? It’s relentless hard work. My parents and sister are my only family. You know, I have worked in...

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“I have a son. We all live in one single room. My husband does block printing. My son is quite a handful to handle; I spend most of my day...

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“I was only 2 or 3 years old when I came to Dhaka in the year 1995. My father is a fishmonger. I only studied till grade 5 at primary...

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Love touched our lives as well. This becomes the most important thing in our life sometimes – it is the truth. I have been living in Dhaka since my birth....

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“I got married in 2008. My husband was a helper at a garment factory. He wanted to pursue his education. But his parents wanted him to be a farmer. Then...

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“I’m from Bancharampur. In 2007, I moved to Dhaka with my six sisters my only brother. I studied only up to class five. 6 years ago, I joined a garment...

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“I was born in Patuakhali, Barisal. My father is a small farmer. My HSC result was very good. I got an A! I wanted to join the army. I have...

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“I came to Dhaka from Shariatpur when I was in class five. Result in PSC was not bad; I got a 4.58. I wanted to be a nurse. But given...

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I was born in Dhaka. My family includes my parents along with three brothers and my only sister. One of my brother lives in Chittagong and another brother works as...

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I am Billal. It’s been 3 years since I came to Dhaka. Education? I did not really get far with my studies. I read in school up to class 5....

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Story of a van driver at a small garment factory

“When I’m driving around the empty van, I enjoy it! It’s light, and the breeze against my body on long summer days is refreshing. However, when the van is full...

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Story of a driver at a garment factory

“I am new here and I am already tired. Driving around can be exhausting beyond imagination. My next shift starts in a few hours. So I am resting now.” –...

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“I am Shahin. I was born and brought up in Dhaka. I studied in school till class 5. It’s been 4 years since I have started working in this garment...

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Meet The Makers - Tailor in Bangladesh 2

“From Bikrampur to Mohammadpur, it’s been a big jump! I was young, thrilled, and up for an adventure when I made my way to Dhaka. I picked up on small...

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Meet The Makers - Tailor in Bangladesh 5

My first job was in a local grocery shop down the alley in the neighbourhood we lived in. That was not a job I chose to do. It was what...

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Meet The Makers - Tailor in Bangladesh 3

“Honestly, my body is giving up. Working long hours take a toll on me these days. I’m almost 55, and living by myself. Getting home after a long day of...

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Meet The Makers - Tailor in Bangladesh 4

“My little sunshine – she demands to come to work along with me every other day. When I tell her that I will be back soon with treats, she would...

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Story of a fascinating marriage of a garment worker

“My husband is special. Ever since he was born, he could not walk or talk properly. Sometimes, he can be very childish too. I am not sure how long we...

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“We are a family of two; my mother and I. I don’t know where my father is; I’ve never seen him either. Ever since my childhood, I have always seen...

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“I love socializing. Previously, I was employed in a factory. However, there I could not do much other than work because of all the rules and regulations, let alone interact...

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“I am the youngest one working here. That’s probably why everyone here adores me! I work at one of the final stages of the process – packing. All the tedious...

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It is quite a convenience that Dhaka is not very cold even during the winters. It saves us from the trouble of buying new clothes for the season. To be...

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