Gone are the days of a pilgrim headin' out West to conquer new frontiers. Or so it seems. Have any of you (or most of you) heard or noticed that China is quickly becoming the choice de rigueur and le dernier cri (the latest fashion) in textile production? Seems like major designers and design houses are outsourcing much of their production to Asia (which has always been somewhat true) and ever more of it to China. From fabrics to footwear, it seems like China will have in the next few years the cachet of Italy or Brazil, for certain products. I've even heard that some designers are starting to tout China as a source. Do you see China overcoming the stigma it's had for so many years as a place of cheaper quality production? Will China become an even bigger economic player in the very near future, as regards apparel? I'd like to hear from anyone who knows more about this. Thanks.
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4/11/05 at 2:38pm