CHINA: Textile Base To Become A Fashion Centre
Changzhou, a city in China's Jiangsu Province has designs on becoming a fashion centre in the next five years. The city is already a major hub for textile and garment production for customers such as Puma, adidas and Polo, and is the base for 339 large-scale manufacturers who between them generate annual sales of around 17 billion yuan ($2.1 billion). Each year these companies produce an average of 25,000 garments, 80 per cent of which are exported to Japan, Europe and the US.
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