…a lot of the very labour intensive processes such as garment production in the textile supply chain were moving abroad to SE Asia, Bangladesh etc. However, many of the very capital intensive processes such as dyeing and finishing have remained in China and these are often the most polluting sectors of the textile supply chain.

Matthew Collins of the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE), quoted in “China Losing its Clothes, but Keeping its Pollution” by Tom Levitt, China Dialogue, 9 May 2013.

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