In stark contrast to the dark and noise of the cotton weaving factory we were then given a guided tour of a cotton processing plant on the way back to Dhaka. The facilities were very high tech by comparison:
Allowing literally hundreds of spools to be managed and replaced at one go:
Resulting in spools of fine cotton either to be exported or dyed and woven in Bangladesh.
Then outside the factory we saw people filling and beating cotton mattresses in the sunshine: