'Luxe' Manufacturing and Production in China
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Join Date: Sep 2005
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a little story about my encounter with this...
went shopping once with my grandmother and picked up this beautiful sweater (the brand has totally slipped my mind)... it was cashmere with some embellishments. the quality was very good and i assumed it was europe manufactured, but when i went to look at the tag for size, i noticed 'made in china' and to be honest, my first reaction was a hint of relunctancy to buy it... but really, it was a beautiful sweater... the details, the quality of the cashmere. my grandmother on the other hand freaked out... she has a huge grudge against all goods made in china in whole or part.
yes the made in china label does hold some stigma to it for some. Some think "made in china" = cheap labour and lower quality. I guess it depends on the item. I read somewhere that Australian couture designer Richard Tyler ( who resides in the USA ) visited China and was totally astounded by the technology and workmanship over there . He was saying that "made in china" is not what it was years ago. It is well ahead of its time apparently.
I bought Sass & Bide Jeans when they were made in Australia and now they are made in China. I still like the jeans. They fit great. Though I don't like paying the same price for them when they are now made in China !
That really irks me .
Then there are Tsubi jeans ( another Australian label of jeans ) that I buy.They are expensive but they are made in Australia and I am willing to pay that as I understand that workmanship and labour would cost more than what it would cost if the jeans were made in China. I think when you also purchase a certain label i.e. an Australian label or a French label, you would much prefer and expect that the item is made in their home country and to see made in China on a label really would turn me off from buying the item in some respects.
When I visited Disneyland, I didn't buy any Disney merchandise because they were all made in China. I wanted to see " made in the USA" on Mickey mouse. Not made in china ! If it were Hello Kitty that would be a different story.
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