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Fashion houses are beginning to shun China in favour of cheaper alternatives in Asia – or nearer alternatives in Europe, copying the Zara model.

Meanwhile the Chinese have begun to demand larger orders from retailers, putting further pressure on them to shift their sourcing. This article reveals where the next big garment-making centres will be, how China would prefer to be a centre for skilled manufacturing and why European and US retailers are treated differently. Good article if fashion sourcing is your thing, or you are looking to spot the next logistics trends.