Chinese manufacturing had a very public wake-up call in 2010. In May the world’s media pounced on reports of nine suicides at electronics producer Foxconn’s main Shenzhen plant where the output included the recently launched iPad. With international companies outsourcing manufacturing to China facing accusations of having “blood on their hands” and shaky export demand (within months, thePurchasing Managers Index showed a 2 per cent drop in China’s manufacturing output) there were people in central government who realised they had an image issue…
Oak bench from Found Muji collection
Notebooks with leather covers from Muji Shanghai collection
Purple clay coffee set by Jia
Jia Inc employees at Kowloon HQ
Jia Inc president Christopher Lin
Jia Inc brand director Claire Chen and brand executive Brian Khoo
Jia Inc casserole pot
Time aperitif snack box
Jia Inc Kowloon office
Takashi Yajima, general manager of the Planning and Design Office (Household Division) and leader of the Found Muji project in China
Porcelain bowl in Jingdezhen factory
Porcelain bowls from Jingdezhen for Muji
Jacket from Philip Lim
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