HONG KONG — Buyers and suppliers at the Interstoff Asia textiles fair here said rising labor costs in China were becoming an increasingly heavy burden on them.
Manufacturers expressed concern over the increasing cost of production as a result of rising minimum wages and the need to provide better benefits to workers in Mainland China. Meanwhile, a decreasing supply of skilled factory laborers also weighed on their minds.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"