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:

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Allowing literally hundreds of spools to be managed and replaced at one go:

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Resulting in spools of fine cotton either to be exported or dyed and woven in Bangladesh.

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Then outside the factory we saw people filling and beating cotton mattresses in the sunshine:

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