Originally Posted by acidboy
a skilled factory worker in sri lanka would get around 9500 rupees a month, or just above $75.
Probably making polo shirts for Ralph Lauren, that sell for $100 each, or most other types of apparel for that matter. There also all the shit that's been going on with apparel factories in Bangladesh, with collapsing buildings, fires, etc. China is actually becoming rather expensive to make clothing now, due to increasing costs, sure that's why a good percentage is now produced in other emerging market countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh or Vietnam. especially casual stuff. From what I've seen on countries of origin tags, seems China is mainly producing the more traditional types of clothing, i.e. Classic Menswear, Whereas the less developed countries like Bangladesh, etc, are mostly producing the baseball caps, sneakers, polo shirts, jeans and hoodies, etc.
AFAIK ever since the real mass production of clothing began, operating a sewing machine in a factory has always been a shitty boring low paid job. Even when most of it was done in the UK, etc.Edited by MikeDT - 5/3/13 at 4:01am