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The deaths of several babies born with abnormalities at Fort Bragg led one mother to discover a common link - the babies' parents had been exposed toxins during the Persian Gulf War.
Until recent decades, North Carolina had a thriving textile industry. Since the 1990s and the signing of NAFTA, textile work has been outsourced overseas to Third World countries like Bangladesh. Some argue that the Rana Plaza tragedy in April of 2013 is directly related to outsourcing, while others argue it is part of the natural evolution of the economy in developing nations. Such tragedies have inspired some Carolinians to establish Carolina-made fabric and clothing lines like TS Designs' \"Cotton of the Carolinas\" T-shirt line.
In the 1990s, North Carolina employed more than 176,000 workers in nearly 1400 textile mills; however, by 2013, 80 percent of those jobs were lost. Since the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), textile firms became outsource to other countries like Bangladesh.