The exploitation that provides us with cheap clothes and retailers like Wallmart, The Gap, etc with huge profits usually goes unreported in corporate media. This report from a grass-roots media collective shows that exploitation in Dhaka, Bangladesh is not confined to that location.
Since 2010, the Cambodian garment industry has been gripped by an epidemic of mass fainting. There were no recorded fatalities but in the last three years more than 4,000 garment workers have lost consciousness en masse during work. As the gap between wage and living expenses has risen with inflation, so have the reported incidents of mass fainting. In 2011 the ILO commissioned a report into specific incidents. The report found that “workers initially suffered from illnesses such as low-blood sugar (due to lack or caloric intake), heat strain, or exhaustion causing them to lose consciousness.”Also, see this, this, and this.