This document is the analysis of the cases in 2022. Following is what we have found out based on the data.
We have only calculated the cases with foreign fashion brands. The case list indicates that there were 98 factories involved in the cases in 2022. Two of them were without any mention of the owner.
Looking at the owners of these 96 factories, 80 were Chinese and the rest were Korean (6), Myanmar (3), Taiwanese (2), Indian (2), Japanese (1), Bangladeshi (1), and Sri Lankan (1).
These factories produced a total of 139 brands. The top 5 brands involved in cases were ZARA, ONLY, H&M, OVS, and SINSAY.
When looking at the country of those brands, there were 18 countries such as the U.K., Germany, Italy, France, Netherlands, Spain, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, U.S., Belgium, Japan, Norway, Korea, Hong Kong, Canada, Iran, and Ireland. I was unable to locate the country of origin of some of the brands.
When looking at the case factories, Spanish, Danish, U.K., Italian, German, Japanese, and Swedish brands are mostly found in the factories.
When looking at 98 factories involved in the cases in 2022, they are as follows.
When looking at the data published by MGMA, there were 41 new member factories from January 2022 to December 2022: 31 from China; 2 from Korea, 2 from Hong Kong, 2 MC, and 2 Joint Venture and 2 Myanmar respectively.
MGMA data indicates that seven new garment factories were opened in 2021, and 41 new factories have opened in 2022. In August alone, 10 new factories were opened by the Chinese.
When looking at China's investment in 2021, the year the military staged a coup, only 2 new Chinese factories were opened. In 2022, we will see an increase to 31 new Chinese factories.