With so many imported products, it’s no wonder some of them are not quite as “fresh” as they should be.
The problem is that many are produced in a factory with very little environmental oversight.
The Bangladesh garment industry has been struggling to stay afloat in recent years, and as a result, many factories are now struggling to cope with the growing demand.
We spoke to one Bangladeshi-born garment worker, who had spent her childhood in the garment-producing country.
A few years ago, she began working in a sewing machine factory.
“It was like a slave factory,” she told Al Jazeera.
“You would not have a chance to eat.
You had to eat rice or noodles.
I remember every day being hungry and hungry and starving.
The factory was so dangerous.”
One garment factory in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, was one of the worst places to work in 2016.
In 2016, the Bangladesh government banned the manufacture of clothing, including textiles, in the country.
The ban has been partially lifted, but garment workers still work under extremely dangerous conditions.
In 2017, Al Jazeera visited the factory where Al Jazeera interviewed the garment worker and met with workers who were also factory owners.
They were struggling to make ends meet in 2017, and were unable to afford the food and medicine they needed to survive.
This garment factory was one where the conditions were so unsafe that a worker who asked not to be named said that “a lot of the workers here are now homeless”.
A garment factory at the centre of a new report has seen a huge increase in worker suicides.
Al Jazeera’s Kate Allen reports from Dhaka.