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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