Patrick WinnDecember 17, 2009 07:56Updated May 30, 2010 13:16
BANGKOK, Thailand — These days, even Santa Claus outsources to Asia.
Here at Bangkok Christmas Decoration Exporters Ltd. — global supplier of synthetic trees, plastic reindeer and assorted Christmas kitsch — Thais in flip-flops have assumed the work of workshop elves.
If your tree-in-a-box reads “Made in Thailand,” it was likely assembled here. The company, currently swamped with orders, mostly exports to the Western world.