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.