Kevin Johnson, co-owner of Elope Inc. in Colorado Springs, has a partnership with a Chinese factory that makes the company’s costume hats, sunglasses and other accessories. When Johnson initially considered China as a place to manufacture, he had no connections, but he did speak the language. “And in 1995, when we first started, that was a huge benefit,” he said. “Now, nearly every factory has at least one person who speaks English. Things have definitely changed over there.”
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