Made in Italy by the Chinese Ep2 -- Home Town
The 'Made in Italy' label conveys a message of sheer luxury and high quality. But behind the label, the contribution of the Chinese is little known.
These four-episodes of 'Made in Italy … by the Chinese' is an investigation into why one Chinese community established itself in Italy, how it became involved in the fashion business and what the future holds for the next generation of Chinese producing fashion under the Made in Italy label.
From the hills surrounding Wenzhou in eastern China, began a wave of migration in the 1980s that was to trasform the Italian fashion industry. But how and why did the Wenzhou Chinese make the journey from a small rural community to the Tuscany texile factories?