Prestigious Pyongyang shoe factory appears to be making inventory for export
Photos show labels in English and featuring international sizing measures
A prestigious Pyongyang shoe factory appears to be making footwear for export, recent photos from inside North Korea show, confirming online claims in manufacturer brochures and marketing materials in the face of sanctions.
Labels seen inside shoes manufactured in recent weeks at the Ryuwon Footwear Factory were written in English – bearing the information “MADE IN D.P.R.K” – and including size information in Mondopoint, UK, and European measurements.
The presence of the labels partially corroborate claims in marketing materials dating back to 2009 that the factory’s holding company – Korea Footwear Trading Corporation – “exports varieties
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