A factory we visited in Yiwu, a city in Zhejiang. Yiwu is essentially the “factory” capital of China, and produces much of the low-technology goods. It’s a very entrepreneurial town, and is home to the largest wholesale B2B mall in the world. We visited a factory that manufactured stuffed animals for big name companies like Mattel, Tyco, etc.
The factory and working conditions were very clean, to my surprise. I was also kind of surprised that stuffed animals are sewn by hand - their factory floors weren’t very big at all. I asked the company owner where he saw the business growing. He stated he desired to get into more high technology manufacturing, so he can add more value for their clients.