The steadily rising costs of transporting goods from China is making production there less profitable, and Poland might just be ready to take the opportunity to boost its own declining textile industry, reports Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.
Increasing labor costs in China and the declining quality of goods produced there, which is becoming more important as the market becomes more competitive, are additional reasons why many companies are considering moving production to Europe, including Poland, according to the daily.
“A couple dozen well-known clothing manufacturers are negotiating the opening of factories in Poland. In the group there are mainly companies from Germany, France and Italy,” said Boguslaw Slaby, president of the Association of Clothes and Textiles Producers “Lewiatan.”
This could be an opportunity to reverse the downward employment trend in the textile industry. In August 2011 the industry employed 91,000 people, down from 98,000 in January 2010.