Funds for all expenses are dependent on the garment prices offered by the manufacturers or jobbers. [...] these owners usually find themselves facing the following problems: a. In order to obtain ready cash to meet expenses they are willing to contract garments from manufacturers or jobbers at reduced prices even though they know that they are hurting the entire industry, not to mention cutting their own profit, even to the point of taking a loss. b. They strive to lower the wage portion of the garment price and thus maximize their fee portion as much as possible. c. They lack the financial resources to update their equipment to improve production, and totally ignore provision of services and facilities at the factory necessary for employee health and childcare. 2.
The Chinese American Garment Industry Zhang Hentang (Benjamin Fee)
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