Thursday, April 30, 2009
First Lady's favourite dress shoes: Helping Chinese economy
Generally Chinese exports have fallen since late last year as the world financial crisis hit overseas demand for products. The slowdown has led to the closure of thousands of factories, while at least 25 million migrant workers from poor rural areas are now unemployed. Michelle Obama has set the foot fashionista in a buzz wearing Bandolino Berry’s dress shoes. Reoblan Footwear, a manufacturer based in the Sichuan province, China is working overtime to churn out the high-heeled Bandolino Berry for an ever eager set of US consumers where oreders have soared. Last year the manufacturer exported 500k pairs but were giving orders for 200k pairs in March of this year, thanks to the First Lady’s favourite dress shoe.