This report aims to describe the lives of garment workers living and working in Bangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka by collecting data on their economic condition. A team of researchers visited 180 garment workers each week for one year to compile the report. The researchers collected data on how much the workers earned and spent each week, as well as how many hours they worked and the conditions in their factories. They collected other data too, such as information on food security, financial literacy, and workplace safety.
Compared to the conditions and pay in Bangladesh and Cambodia, the workers interviewed in India had better lives, but they still faced daily injustices. Their long hours over sewing machines result in constant pain, and they struggle to get time off to care for themselves and their families.