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Koala Mattress Company in Trouble After Moving Manufacturing to China
Australian furniture retailer Koala, famous for its signature mattress and sustainability ethos, has faced backlash for moving the manufacturing of some of its products to China.
Koala is a Sydney-based company that found success by marketing itself to millennials through social media as an ethical and sustainable bedding option made in Australia.
Following the announcement, Australians took to the company’s Facebook page to complain about the decision. Many of the comments were questions about how Koala could remain environmentally sustainable or supportive of Australia once it moves manufacturing to China—which has been in the news recently over concerns that exploited Chinese labour may be used to build trains for Victoria.