The workmanship I have seen in China made sails was great. Materials were exactly what we used in our NZ loft. The quality control was by sailmakers with plenty of experience. What's the issue? All major brands still make plenty of their sails in-house in lofts troughout the US, UK, NZ, Aus... If I go to my Swedish sailmaker
in Goteborg, they WILL NOT send my order to China, they will make the sail locally. The same applies to plenty of UK based lofts (I can't say about the US though). I think what is made in China are the mass production sails sold with mass production boats.
Child workforce, etc issues are fine to discuss - on a case by case basis, and if any sailmaker
found guilty of such, just do not buy sails from them. But isolated cases of aberrations should not be used to give the whole industry bad name.
Laughing off the possibility of US workforce making sails for China clients in foreseeable future, well, look at the numbers - and pray that the Chinese ask to be paid back your debt in US sails rather than in US dollars ;-)))