Hong Kong's Marjorie Yang

Don't tell Marjorie Yang that garment manufacturing is a sunset industry. She doesn't buy it. As chairman of the Esquel Group of Companies, a privately held, $400 million Hong Kong textile company started by her father in 1978, the 45-year-old Yang offers top-notch clothing to designer-label retailers. But rather than simple garment contracting, her company provides everything from design work to production to packaging ideas, working with customers from beginning to end to give them exactly what they want. To survive in the global economy, more Asian companies must adopt Yang's blend of production and services.

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