Offers down for India’s sweatshops

The World

In this hall, more than 20 men are putting finishing touches on these leather jackets. Soon the goods will go to European and American markets. This man owns the factory, where work is going on in full swing. These orders came in before the financial crisis hit the Western World. The owner says after the crisis, he hasn’t received a single order. Neither has this factory owner. Manufacturers of many goods are hurting, and one exporter says his business has dropped by more than 50%. Hundreds of workers have been laid off and many are worried that the West will never bounce back. In the meantime, the small factories are competing for turnout goods.

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