Friday, January 2, 2015

Barrington Handicrafts Co., Ltd. Now Sells in China--at 20% Off U.S. Prices if you mention Amoy Magic or Bill Brown

I've watched Barrington Handicrafts since they opened in Xiamen a decade ago, marveling at how they can produce such quality products with no QC! (Click Here for Obama's Bag: High Quality with no QC at Barrington, the case I wrote about them, July 2014 Asia Case Research Journal).
Barrington Handicrafts Xiamen quality leather and gifts

For a decade, the creed of Barrington's Xiamen plant has been "Valuable Products Made by Valuable People", and putting people first--both customers and workers--has certainly paid off. Where other Mainland China firms struggle with poor productivity and up to 25% annual labor turnover, Barrington's productivity and quality are high, and turnover is only about 4%.
Barrington Handicrafts Leather Quality Gifts

Thanks to grateful and loyal workers, Barrington is almost unbelievably flexible and competitive. The company can profit even while customizing  one-off products, whereas  competitors may need to produce hundreds or thousands to clear a profit.

Thanks, Barrington, for showing that a global company can fully embrace social responsibility and at the same time make a fair profit! For several years, I've been using you as an example of ethical and moral business in my Xiamen University MBA classes (business strategy, comparative management and leadership and organizational behavior). You put the theory into practice!

Barrington Handicrafts Xiamen China Leather Gifts
My Favorite!
Check out their products at Barrington's China or U.S. websites--and get a quality, customized gift for your boss or loved one (my loved one is my boss!). And GET 20% off if you mention Bill Brown or Amoy Magic in the checkout form.

And learn more about Fujian and Xiamen Island from my Amazon eBooks (please rate them on Amazon if you find them helpful):   

Discover Xiamen" $2.99

Bill Brown
 Xiamen University

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