Christina Binkley from WSJ wrote a very interesting article about how China is becoming a major competitor for Italy when it comes to producing luxury textiles. I had the pleasure to visit many mills while I lived in Italy (my passion and admiration for textiles started when visiting all these mills). The process and high quality of these fabrics is astonishing, many of the fibers they used are exquisite and the only thing you want to do is touch it all day long.
In order to increase sales, many mills are starting to focus on low minimums, higher quality, and innovation of production.
I love and agree with Mr. Barberis Conico quote "Fabric is the most important thing"!!!!!
check the pics too! so tasteful!