Robbie Sowers stands among piles of raw cotton at a cotton mill owned by the Keer Group, a Chinese manufacturer, in Lancaster County, S.C., May 20, 2015. As textile production in China is becoming increasingly unprofitable, manufacturing costs in the United States are becoming more competitive.
Robbie Sowers stands among piles of raw cotton at a cotton mill owned by the Keer Group, a Chinese manufacturer, in Lancaster County, S.C., May 20, 2015. As textile production in China is becoming increasingly unprofitable, manufacturing costs in the United States are becoming more competitive. TRAVIS DOVE NYT
Robbie Sowers stands among piles of raw cotton at a cotton mill owned by the Keer Group, a Chinese manufacturer, in Lancaster County, S.C., May 20, 2015. As textile production in China is becoming increasingly unprofitable, manufacturing costs in the United States are becoming more competitive. TRAVIS DOVE NYT

Rising wages in China bring textile jobs back to South

August 08, 2015 11:45 AM