Exports of wedding dresses from China are buoyant in spite of the general economic gloom. Chaozhou in southern China’s Guangdon province is a leading supplier of wedding and evening dresses. The city’s garment and textile exports totaled $367 million last year, up 24 percent year-on-year.
Exports in the first quarter of this year increased by 5.9 percent on thesame period last year, according to the city’s foreign trade and economic cooperation bureau. Wedding and evening dresses account for a huge 80 percent of this trade. The city is responsible for around half of China’s exports of these garments.