The world’s leading silk importers are making all manner of clothing from scratch in factories in China, Japan and South Korea, a new report finds.
The report by the International Silk Industry Watch says the world has more than 1,000 silk importer factories.
And many are in China.
The top silk imports are in the United States, China, India, Vietnam and Japan, the report says.
Some of the most notable are the world leaders of the industry, such as J.
Crew, Burberry, Ralph Lauren, L’Oréal, and Zara.
In the U.S., textile makers including J. Crew and Burberry are using China as their base, according to the report, which focuses on textile and apparel from the United Kingdom and India.
In China, which is currently undergoing a massive economic slowdown, the top silk mills, the Institute of Technology of China (ITEC), employ hundreds of thousands of workers, the group says.
That translates into millions of silk fabric sold.
Crew and Burie are among the top U.K. and Indian silk impotters, while L’Oreal is a top supplier in India.
The top Japanese importer is Kashiwa, which produces clothing for Japanese corporations.
The United States is the top supplier of silk to South Korea.
L’Orèal, which also makes clothing for the fashion industry, is a leading Chinese silk imposer, the study found.
It’s based in Guangzhou, China.
It makes clothing, shoes and other consumer goods for U.N. agencies, including the U,S.
Agency for International Development.
Department of State says L’Occitane, a subsidiary of French luxury brand LVMH, also has a strong presence in China and has a significant presence in Japan.
Its clothing line is made in India and is also a global supplier, according the report.
Kashiwans silk, used in high-fashion clothing, has been a favorite of Japanese celebrities.
J-Crew and the Burberry Group also have major manufacturing operations in China that use Chinese-made fabrics.
Jill Stowe, head of the International Trade Policy Research Group, said China is a key supplier to the U’s textile industry.
It has a large textile industry and the government, in particular, is encouraging the country to open up to foreign investment, she said.
The International Trade Commission, a U.n. agency, also supports a policy of free trade in goods, Stowe said.
A new Silk Road?
The world is on track for a Silk Road-like economic growth, the World Bank says.
The Asian economic powerhouse’s Silk Road Economic Belt and Road initiative aims to create an interconnected world economy.
It also hopes to spur more investment in emerging economies.
The report says many Chinese factories have begun making clothing for American brands.
For example, J.crew, a luxury label, is using China for its production of silk.