Enrico Lucich's Voila Haviland bag that is produced in Italy.
Rising labor costs in China have led to major shifts in manufacturing over the last five years. Fast-fashion producers responded quickly, moving to more affordable production bases in Asia, chiefly Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Indonesia. Now even small European companies — particularly handbag and accessories brands — with plenty of China experience are moving their manufacturing base to Italy.
Labor costs are the key driver, but they're not the only factor.
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