Indian factory workers supplying major brands allege routine exploitation

The garment industry draws more attention because it’s driven by exports and counts some of the world’s biggest brands as among its clients. India is the world’s second-largest manufacturer and exporter of garments after China. India’s garment makers directly employ about 12.9 million people in factories and millions more outside, including their own homes, according to a 2019 report that investigated working conditions in the sector.