Snow-Lotus have been producing high quality cashmere clothes since 1965, and they are one of the world’s leading cashmere fashion brands. Chen Xiaoqing began working for Snow-Lotus in 1983 as an apprentice in the dyeing laboratory; she worked her way up the ladder to become General Manager of the production factory in Beijing.
Chen Xiaoqing, General Manager, Beijing Snow-Lotus Hu Xuliang, Vice General Manager, Beijing Snow-Lotus
I've been working for Snow-Lotus since 1983, 33 years. High quality products require the factory's hard work. That's why I prefer the working environment in the factory.
Snow-Lotus is mainly engaged in the industry of cashmere. We produced our first cashmere sweater in '65.
I graduated from college in '83, the I worked as an apprentice for one year in the dyeing factory of Beijing Cashmere Sweater. I've worked all the way from an apprentice to general manager.
My very first assignment was in the factory laboratory, developing samples in the lab. Like dyeing white cashmere into colors like this. Get a sample with brighter color. To make a specific color,
I need many ingredients as you can see. The working environment in our dyeing factory is very friendly, and people are in harmony and unified. I enjoy working with my colleagues here.
Back then, we had a colleague called Wang Haiyang, he wore a cashmere sweater, and soldiers gathered to touch it, "It feels so good in my hand", they said. They had never seen a cashmere sweater before. Back then, there was nowhere to buy a cashmere sweater in Beijing. The cashmere sweaters produced were all exported from overseas.
In 2004, Snow-Lotus was moved to Yinghai County, in Daxing Distrct of Beijing. The employees are mostly local residents. It helps with the local employment situation.
Good products like these require the spirit of the craftsman. It requires hard work and dedication. We need to encourage the spirit of the craftsman. Snow-Lotus provides a big platform for me, and it allows me to fulfill my self-worth. Yet one can never be too satisfied with one's self.