China is still the place to be.
As this Financial Times article indicates, China is still
the a place to be, even for the apparel industry. Yep, the really low-end manufacturing is moving to Bangladesh and Vietnam, but the higher-end stuff is staying put.
China’s increasingly first world infrastructure, the higher productivity of its workers and its gargantuan size mean it will continue to be home to a commanding share of manufacturing for apparel, jeans and toys as Li & Fung’s presentation also revealed last month.