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Designers breathe new life into China’s dying folk crafts

3 months ago
Sky Canaves
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s low-cost Chinese manufacturers turn to the cheaper labor available in Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam, "the local garment makers that previously thrived churning out cheap clothes for overseas brands are revamping their sweatshops with smart, small-batch production methods such as 3D printing and cloud computing."
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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