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Blanket makers of Sirajganj

Title: Blanket makers of Sirajganj

Around 20,000 people are engaged in the profession of blanket making in 25 villages of Kazipur upazila of Sirajganj. The makers collect waste clothes from different garment factories in Dhaka at cheap price and produce blankets by stitching the clothes on sewing machines. Female members of families help by operating sewing machines and later sell the blankets in the Shimuldair market. Buyers from different parts of the country including Dhaka, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Thakurgaon, Panchagarh, Saidpur, and Rajshahi buy blankets from Shimuldair Bazaar, the wholesale blanket market of the upazila. Made by waste clothes, the local variety of blanket slowly has become popular to the consumers as well as businessmen. Blanket manufacturers started to employ more manpower in the business, where a number of youths and women, especially poor, ultra poor and divorcees in the river-erosion affected areas got employment opportunities. Story prepared by Gloam Mostafa Jibon, DrikNEWS Correspondent, Sirajganj, January 2015.

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Md. Golam Mostafa Jibon
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2015-03-09 09:45:21
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