Pollution In Fashion and Under Rugs

Outsourced pollution is a convenient effect of outsourced manufacturing. A paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last year found that once it was taken into account, developed countries’ apparent 2%...

The End of Cheap Chinese Goods

At The New York Times, Floyd Norris presents a series of charts illustrating Chinese clothing exports’ rising prices, and possible consequences for the US economy: When Chinese trade was helping to push down prices for...

China's New Competitors

The Wall Street Journal’s Joseph Sternberg examines the erosion of China’s manufacturing supremacy due to rising transport and labour costs, and possible consequences of this shift: … [The] warning to Beijing...

The End of China’s Cheap Denim Dream

Malcom Moore reports for the Telegraph from Xintang, the “jeans capital of the world,” on China’s denim industry and why the price of jeans may rise: More and more workers are choosing not to travel to the...

China Raises Tax Rebate to Aid Textile Exporters

From Caijing Magazine: On July 30 China announced that it will be increasing the tax rebate on a range of textiles and garments from 11 percent to 13 percent beginning August 1 in an effort to assist the country’s textile...



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