From China International Business:
The departures lounge at Dhaka's Zia International Airport is packed with people waiting for the late night flight to Hong Kong. Bangladesh receives few tourists, but travelers of a different sort abound. One, a Japanese bag designer, clutches product samples made of her designs in local workshops. She concedes that the ‘green'-looking bags for an environmentally-sensitive clientele at home are not really ‘green.' But you can do such things easier in Bangladesh than elsewhere, she explains.
Two serious-looking men from Guangdong are here for a similar reason. They've shifted part of the production from a factory in Dongguan to Bangladesh. "You can do stuff you're not allowed to do in Dongguan," they explain, declining to swap name cards. Bangladesh's environmental laws are not as stringent as those back home, explains one. And apart from buying clothes locally the duo have built up a solid business selling dyes to garment processors in the area.1