Event supplier invests in fair trade factory

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Event bag provider Nexus Collections has invested over £124,000 in what it believes to be the “world’s first ethical manufacturing facility for the production of event bags”.The factory is based in China and is designed to offer the highest level of working conditions to its employees.“Our new factory in China is not only ethical, but we have included higher wages, staff bonus schemes, additional staff holidays and other welfare measures for our workers,” said MD of Nexus, Nick Jones.These facilities work towards setting new standards for the improvement of working conditions of the Chinese textile sector. In recent years, foreign companies with factories have seen labour unrest due to low wages and poor working conditions. Many coastal provinces have also seen the closure of dilapidated state-owned factories. "There has been a 30 per cent shortage of workers in many cases, as people have migrated to inland provinces due to a government’s stimulus programme to develop inland infrastructure,” added Jones. “By providing our facilities, we have managed to retain our work force.”Care to comment? Email: exhibitionnews@mashmedia.net
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