Sialkot is the world’s largest producer of hand-sewed footballs, with local factories manufacturing 40~60 million footballs a year . About 80% of association footballs are made in Pakistan. 75% of these (60% of all world production)  are made in the city of Sialkot.There is a well-applied child labour ban, the Atlanta Agreement, in the industry since a 1997 outcry.

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