Dyeing Rich Fabric in Pakistan

Published February 12th, 2019 - 08:12 GMT

Every day Pakistani workers dye fabric threads at a factory in Lahore.

Small shop in the heart of the city will take your raw cloth and dye it to order. Bring them some white cloth and a fabric swatch. Come back later in the afternoon, and you have your dyed-to-order fabric. Then take it to the tailor to have your Shalwar kamize made.

Pakistan is the world's fourth-largest producer of cloth, and the industry accounts for 60 percent of export revenue according to official data.

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A Pakistani worker collects fabric threads after dyeing at a factory in Lahore on February 11, 2019. 
ARIF ALI / AFP

A Pakistani worker collects fabric threads after dyeing at a factory in Lahore on February 11, 2019. ARIF ALI / AFP

Pakistani workers dye fabric threads at a factory in Lahore (Twitter)

Pakistani workers dye fabric threads at a factory in Lahore (Twitter)

Pakistani workers dye fabric threads at a factory in Lahore 
ARIF ALI / AFP

Pakistani workers dye fabric threads at a factory in Lahore ARIF ALI / AFP

Pakistani workers dye fabric threads at a factory in Lahore 
ARIF ALI / AFP

Pakistani workers dye fabric threads at a factory in Lahore ARIF ALI / AFP

A Pakistani worker dries fabric threads after dyeing them at a factory in Lahore (Twitter)

A Pakistani worker dries fabric threads after dyeing them at a factory in Lahore (Twitter)

A Pakistani worker dries fabric threads after dyeing them at a factory in Lahore (Twitter)

A Pakistani worker dries fabric threads after dyeing them at a factory in Lahore (Twitter)

A Pakistani worker dries fabric threads after dyeing them at a factory in Lahore 
ARIF ALI / AFP

A Pakistani worker dries fabric threads after dyeing them at a factory in Lahore ARIF ALI / AFP

Fabrics drying from the roof tops in Lahore, Pakistan (Twitter)

Fabrics drying from the roof tops in Lahore, Pakistan (Twitter)

A Pakistani worker collects fabric threads after dyeing at a factory in Lahore on February 11, 2019. 
ARIF ALI / AFP
Pakistani workers dye fabric threads at a factory in Lahore (Twitter)
Pakistani workers dye fabric threads at a factory in Lahore 
ARIF ALI / AFP
Pakistani workers dye fabric threads at a factory in Lahore 
ARIF ALI / AFP
A Pakistani worker dries fabric threads after dyeing them at a factory in Lahore (Twitter)
A Pakistani worker dries fabric threads after dyeing them at a factory in Lahore (Twitter)
A Pakistani worker dries fabric threads after dyeing them at a factory in Lahore 
ARIF ALI / AFP
Fabrics drying from the roof tops in Lahore, Pakistan (Twitter)
A Pakistani worker collects fabric threads after dyeing at a factory in Lahore on February 11, 2019. 
ARIF ALI / AFP
A Pakistani worker collects fabric threads after dyeing at a factory in Lahore on February 11, 2019. ARIF ALI / AFP
Pakistani workers dye fabric threads at a factory in Lahore (Twitter)
Pakistani workers dye fabric threads at a factory in Lahore (Twitter)
Pakistani workers dye fabric threads at a factory in Lahore 
ARIF ALI / AFP
Pakistani workers dye fabric threads at a factory in Lahore ARIF ALI / AFP
Pakistani workers dye fabric threads at a factory in Lahore 
ARIF ALI / AFP
Pakistani workers dye fabric threads at a factory in Lahore ARIF ALI / AFP
A Pakistani worker dries fabric threads after dyeing them at a factory in Lahore (Twitter)
A Pakistani worker dries fabric threads after dyeing them at a factory in Lahore (Twitter)
A Pakistani worker dries fabric threads after dyeing them at a factory in Lahore (Twitter)
A Pakistani worker dries fabric threads after dyeing them at a factory in Lahore (Twitter)
A Pakistani worker dries fabric threads after dyeing them at a factory in Lahore 
ARIF ALI / AFP
A Pakistani worker dries fabric threads after dyeing them at a factory in Lahore ARIF ALI / AFP
Fabrics drying from the roof tops in Lahore, Pakistan (Twitter)
Fabrics drying from the roof tops in Lahore, Pakistan (Twitter)