textileTextile And Clothing Industries Office
 
Second-hand clothes trade - Second-hand clothing is a big business in open-air markets across many African countries. It immediately made me think of 18th and 19th Century attitudes to slavery - not because the Bangladeshi factory workers were enslaved like African-American slaves - but rather because our collective attitudes to these workers and the clothing industry they`re part of seem comparable to the attitudes of the majority of people who consumed the products of slavery in England during the 18th and 19th Centuries.
 
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Such imports have devastated the local clothing industries and led the region to rely far too heavily on the West. There are considerable overlaps between the terms clothing-/garment-, textile - and fashion industry The clothing sector is concerned with all types of clothes, from fashion to uniforms , e-textiles and workwear Textile industry is less concerned with the fashion aspect but produces the fabrics and fibres that are required for tailoring The fashion industry closely follows - and sets - fashion trends to always supply the latest in non-functional clothing.