The Xiamen Gang, Elle, and the new “Made in China”

image via the NYTimes

The Xia­men Gang sounds a little like the Ant­werp Six. Xia­men is becom­ing the third major city in China for fash­ion – at least for more inde­pend­ent design­ers, like Vega Wang, who moved their to escape the hor­rendous life­style of Beijing. More about this and oth­er mem­bers of the “Xia­men gang” in this New York Times art­icle (which also includes a shoutout to us here @ CFB!!)

image via Jing Daily

The Elle Edit­or-in-Chief and now CEO Xiao Xue explains that brand value still mat­ters most even in the age of digit­al in this Jing Daily piece.

image via Fast Com­pany

Fast Com­pany dis­cusses how fash­ion is becom­ing more eth­ic­al and sus­tain­able here in China with looks at the busi­nesses of Anna Lec­at of Les Lun­es and nods to the efforts of  Grana, Ellie Kai, Ever­lane, and Caraa to pro­duce more sus­tain­ably here.  Ben­jamin Cav­ender, a prin­cip­al at the China Mar­ket Research Group, explains that, unsur­pris­ingly, auto­ma­tion plays a part.


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