Wensli Group announced Wednesday it had named a former Hermes executive as CEO of one of its companies in a move designed to make it one of the world’s dominant high-end silk producers. Patrick Bonnefond, former head of Hermes Textile Holdings, is now chief exectutive officer of Wensli Silk Culture Co. Still based in France, he will be in charge of the internationalization of Wensli’s silk products, including mapping out a clear positioning for the company’s three brands and promoting them in the high-end markets of Europe…Full Article: China Daily July 2014

Key Point

  • In October 2013, Wensli Group acquired the French silk company Marc Rozier in part to produce luxury “Made in France” silk products

ChinaAg Comment

  • Chinese silk production mostly takes place in the southern regions of the country. In 2011, Guangxi province produced 296,263 MTs of mulberry silkworm cocoons or 36% of China’s total output. Following Guangxi were Sichuan province at 112,164 MTs, Guangdong province at 96,128 MTs, and Jiangsu province at 70,680 MTs.

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