All of us own at least one item of clothing from Bangladesh – a pair of socks, trousers, a dress, a T-shirt, or maybe a towel. The country has become the second-biggest textile exporter in the world; clothing stores in Germany obtain between 30 % and 50 % of their merchandise from Bangladesh. Just imagine fashion houses without products from Bangladesh – they'd be half empty! Each of us buys an average of 60 items of clothing a year – that's twice as many as 20 years ago, and rising. We may buy twice as much, but we spend only 0.1 % more. How come that works? Due to manufacturing conditions that are often inhumane and anything but eco-friendly.