Kōrero: Clothing and footwear manufacturing

New Zealand-made Swazi

As tariffs were reduced from the mid-1980s manufacturers counted the cost of making clothes in New Zealand rather than Asia. Davey Hughes, who began Swazi Apparel in Levin, was a strong believer in jobs for New Zealanders, pointing out that the loss of a skilled workforce in the clothing industry was not reversible.

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Jane Tolerton, 'Clothing and footwear manufacturing - From mass market to niche market', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/23989/new-zealand-made-swazi (accessed 24 January 2021)

He kōrero nā Jane Tolerton, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010