The Bangladesh garment industry is struggling, with factories in major cities like Dhaka and Kolkata having closed and thousands of workers leaving.
But the city’s garment industry continues to thrive.
Williamsburg, the largest of its kind in the world, is a brand with a history.
Willliamsburg was founded in 1868 by a family of brothers, George and George William, who were both born in the British West Indies.
It has been the fabric of Bangladesh’s economy since the 1950s.
In recent years, the company has been able to keep up with rising demand for its clothing.
But a major factory in the city of Kolkatta has collapsed due to the weather, killing about 1,000 people and forcing thousands to flee the city.
“Willliamsown”, as the garment industry calls the factory, is one of the world’s largest apparel manufacturing companies.
Its factory in Kolkat is one among dozens in Bangladesh.
The factory has been a source of pride for the Willliamsburg family since its inception.
The garment factory is located on the outskirts of the city, and workers walk through the industrial estate of the family every day to get to work.
The Willliamssburg family owns the factory with their brother, John William, and their mother, Susan William.
The family has also invested in a number of other businesses, including a new factory for shoes in the capital city, Dhaka.
“We have invested a lot in the Williamburg factory over the years,” said Mr. William.
“The factory has grown, it’s very, very well run. “
We’ve got a factory that has produced some of the finest footwear, in terms of quality and quantity of garments. “
The factory has grown, it’s very, very well run.
“If you look at the price, it is very, quite cheap. “
“Our price is very low. “
We’re very good at making the garments at a very reasonable price, but it’s just too high for our workers, the workers who are working at Willliamson.” “
Our price is very low.
We’re very good at making the garments at a very reasonable price, but it’s just too high for our workers, the workers who are working at Willliamson.”
Mr. Willingham said that the factory’s workers are used to working under very difficult conditions.
We don’t have a lot of windows, we have no ventilation. “
It’s not like an open-air factory.
We don’t have a lot of windows, we have no ventilation.
Mr William added that the workers had come together to rebuild the factory to its former glory. “
And we have a very good staff, we do a good job, we’ve got good managers, we are very professional.”
Mr William added that the workers had come together to rebuild the factory to its former glory.
“I feel very privileged that we have been able, together, to rebuild this factory.
We just have to work at it every day. “
You can walk around and admire it, because it’s so well kept.
Willliamston factory workers celebrate after completing a shift in a factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. “
Hopefully we can do that again soon, so that we can make this brand again.”
Willliamston factory workers celebrate after completing a shift in a factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Al Jazeera’s Williamson Shahbazian, reporting from Dhaka for Al Jazeera, said the factory was built around the production of women’s clothes, as well as children’s clothes.
Willoughys workers work 12 hours a day, seven days a week.
“All the children’s clothing that you see is made by workers who have been trained for 30 years to produce this clothing,” he said.
Willoughssown garment factory worker Kanishka Chaudhry poses for a portrait in front of the factory she works at. “
But we are happy that the children, the girls, we make all the clothing that our sisters are making, as they are not our sisters.”
Willoughssown garment factory worker Kanishka Chaudhry poses for a portrait in front of the factory she works at.
Al Quds Al Jazeera reported on the factory collapse in May and Mr. Chaudhwary’s story sparked a national debate about the quality of the industry in Bangladesh, the country’s poorest.
Al Gore spoke at the event, and former US President Bill Clinton paid a tribute.
Willougans factory, where the company is based, was once the largest textile manufacturing facility in Bangladesh and produced some 2 million garments a year.
But it closed due to weather conditions and the Bangladesh government has recently cut the company’s budget by half.
The Bangladesh government says the country needs to invest in factories to sustain its industry, and the government has promised to build a new facility for garment factories, as long as they meet government requirements. Will