August 22, 2018

World Cup fever causes sleepless nights for Bangladesh flagmakers (Channelnewsasia)

World Cup fever causes sleepless nights for Bangladesh flagmakers (Channelnewsasia)

Flagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation’s colours – the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi’s Argentina and Neymar’s Brazil.

Hossain owns one of scores of small, hot, sweaty workshops in the Merajnagar district of capital Dhaka, working flat-out to produce flags and pennants for the local market ahead of the tournament in Russia.

 “For the last two months I have been working non-stop,” said Hossain.

“There are days when I do not even get two hours of sleep,” added the 40-year-old, barely lifting his head from his screen-printing machine. Read more

 

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