The global kitchenware industry feeds on the contribution of Chinese suppliers that, over the past 15 years, have developed a huge productive capacity and quality. The vast majority of the brands that consumers find in the market are Western brands but their production is in the hands of Chinese suppliers.
Regarding the outsourcing of purchases and manufacturing to China it is sometimes heard that the use of a company that facilitates this job adds a cost to the product’s price, and it would be cheaper to do it directly from the company. Obviously to do so directly is an option, the fact that it is cheaper is, as always, debatable.
Due to Chinese mentality, in which avoiding by any means public humiliation is something that conditions their behavior. As opposed to the western world where being sued is a legal issue that does not implicate guilt, in China it is considered humiliating, and such an humiliation is something everyone pretends to avoid.