Kathy Cheng, the President of Rewood Classics Apparel, graced the pages of this month’s edition of Profit Magazine. After the recession, Kathy was faced with the difficult task of revitalizing the family business in a market that was increasingly turning away from Canadian-made apparel.
“There used to be a lot of made-in-Canada products, but by 2009 they had mostly moved offshore,” Kathy explained. “With the cost of fuel rising, and the cost of labour rising in China as well, not everything made in China is that cheap anymore. Now I’m getting people to realize if you do compare apples to apples, we’re not that much more expensive. It’s a quicker turnaround time, and we’re giving back to the economy. I say to clients, ‘Why put your brand on an inferior garment as opposed to one that will last longer, and is higher quality?'”
Read more about Kathy and her decidedly made-in-Canada success story on the Profit Magazine website.