Fashion Product Markets You Should Know in China
“Made in China” is the most recognizable labels in the world, because of the rapid development and its vast manufacturing industry and competitive price. Therefore, more and more people are starting to importing goods from China. At my last article, I have written how to sourcing products from China, like from China wholesale market or Chinese wholesale websites like Alibaba.
I have got emails from some new importers recently, they have common questions like if I want to start a business and buy direct from China, how to find the suppliers in the right location? Which one will be my first choice?
This is exactly what this article is all about.
By reading this article, you will know most consumer products manufacturing cities, especially products related to fashion. which will quickly support you to choose competitive products and suppliers and save you quite a lot of times and money.
Fashion products covered:
Bags, Luggage & Cases
Fashion Accessories (belts, eyewear, umbrella, watches, scarfs, small commodities)
Shenzhen Huaqiangbei: fashion wholesale electronics market
located in Guangdong province, is well known as “The First Street of Electronics in China”. In this district, there are over 11 large-scale electronic markets where you can buy all the electronics necessities.
From smartphones to audio-visual products, from computers to electronic components, from cheap electronics to high-quality products, anything you can think of will be selling there.
Here is a joke: “it takes one month to find out the accessories needed for a computer in the US, but only one day here ". It's a bit exaggerated, but it also tells some facts.
A must visit place if you are an electronic Geek.
Let’s move forward to the next station
Dongguan city: the largest electronics manufacturers in the world
80% of the smartphones in the worldwide market are Chinese brands. And I bet you heard of Huawei, Lenovo, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo, their smartphones are almost all made in Dongguan city.
What’s more, some electronics accessories such as screen protector, phone holders, camera lens, earphones, Bluetooth speakers and many more, formed a complete industrial chain in Dongguan city and its nearby Cities.
Bags, Luggage & Cases
Huadu Shiling Leather Production Base: High quality, fashion, stylish bags, and luggage
Except for the huge quantity of bags manufacturers, where produce women’s leather handbags, leather bags for men, beach bag, purse, all kinds of fashion bags and luggage. these also have the most famous leather products wholesale market.
From Dongguan city to this area, need about one hour by car.
I have always visited and shop in this area with my foreign customers, sometimes for new development, like select the color swatch, buy the sample material and accessories.
Sometimes for wholesale fashion handbags or visiting the manufacturers or checking the quality of the products
Hebei Baigou: Luggage Production Base
Shanghai Hongkou District: high quality trips Luggage and fashion case Base
Quanzhou, Fujian: backpack.
Hunan, Shaodong city: schoolbags
Guangzhou and Dongguan in Guangdong Province: mainly produces high-end shoes;
Here I have to mention, Dongguan is not only famous for the electronics industry but also with the name of “Shoe City of China”, there is more than 400 shoe factory in Houjie town. One out of every ten pairs of shoes in the world comes from Dongguan.
After continuous accumulation, it has developed a complete industrial chain, from design, development, raw material supply, sampling, production, quality checking, testing to sales, warehouse and logistics systems.
I am living in this city for more than 13 years, and many of my friends who work in shoes-related industries in Dongguan, such as shoemaker, shoe designer, QC, Shoe technician man.
Wenzhou and Taizhou in Zhejiang Province
The primary product is men's shoes
Chengdu and Chongqing city
It good at women's shoes. I know some manufacturer in Dongguan also Established a branch in these cities because of the relatively cheap labor fee.
Quanzhou and Jinjiang in Fujian Province
it focuses on sports shoes. One-third of the world's sports shoes are made from Putian.
Tips: there’s something you need to take into consideration when importing footwear. Most shoe manufacturers have a request for minimum order quantity, which depends on the model and material. Just keep in mind that if you are going to buy small volumes, you can consider about the Guangzhou or Dongguan shoes wholesale market, otherwise, the fee like customizing the pattern, colors, materials and components which will cost a lot.
Do you want to wholesale fashion rain boots? I highly suggest you can read the other articles I’ve written on our website: How To Import Rain Boots From China? it will guide you on how to import rain boots from China. Trust me! It’s a big discovery.
Apparel & Clothing
Guangzhou: the largest wholesale market for clothes
It is famous for high-quality products at affordable prices. There are a huge number of shopping centers, malls and wholesale markets with thousands of clothing vendors. From here, apparel like jeans, fashion T-shirt, lady clothes, wedding dress, swimming clothes, children clothes……you can almost find all kinds of clothes you want to wholesale.
Here list of wholesale markets in Guangzhou city:
- Shahe located in the area of TianHe, the best place to pick up jeans wear.
- Go to the thirteen lines (belong to the Liwan area), here is the essence of all fashion clothing.
- Baima: with the most high-end clothing. located in Yuexiu District, close to Guangzhou Railway Station, by the way, the traffic is very convenient, you can take a subway, taxi or bus to arrive there if you are in Guangzhou city.
In the following, I will list a few clothing factory/ manufacturers cluster area in other cities, to make sure you don’t miss out on sourcing these categories.
In Guangdong Province
• Guangzhou Zengcheng: Jeans
• Shenzhen: women's clothing, high-quality clothing manufacturers
• Zhongshan: leisure clothing and sportswear
• Yanbu in the South of Guangdong province: underwear
• Puning: shirts
• Chaozhou: wedding dresses
• Foshan: children clothing manufacturers
• Shantou: suits
• Humen: fashion clothes factory
• Dongguan: wool fabrics and sweater factory
Speaking of the wool industry, Dalang(大朗) is a town settled in Dongguan city, which has over 4000 textile mills, selling 1.2 billion sweaters a year. You can’t image that ZARA, GAP, and H&M are all produced from here. When near the Chinese New Year or some holiday, my friends and I like to go there for shopping; we can always buy some beautiful sweaters at a cheap price.
In Zhejiang Province
• Huzhou Zhili: Children’s garments
• Haining-Leather and fur clothes
Dongguan, Guangzhou: Fashion PU belts, leather belts
Wenzhou: PU belts, bonded leather, split leather belts
Belts have become a trend of fashionable decoration. The main manufacturers of belts are in Dongguan, Guangzhou city of Guangdong province and Wenzhou city of Zhejiang province. High-grade leather belts are mainly produced in the Dongguan and Guangzhou city, on the contrary, most of PU and split leather belts produced in Wenzhou city.
There are different types of belt materials to choose from, like the following:
Leather belts / Split leather belts / PU belts/ Cotton belts, Fabric belts, Canvas belts / Metal chain belts/ Rubber belts/ Elastic belts/ rhinestone belt
Eyewear & Glasses
China is the world's largest producer and exporter of glasses, and 80% of the world's glasses are produced in China.
Glasses are separated into three categories according to their functions.
Optical glasses: It can correct the eyesight problems, including short sight, long sight, astigmatism or presbyopia. Those who love beauty or are not used to wearing glasses can choose contact lenses.
Sunglasses: Wearing sunglasses has not only protecting eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays on the outdoor but also become a great fashion accessory today. It looks cool, or at least they should, as millions of people are choosing to buy and wear.
Functional eyewear: It is widely used in a different industry, especially for sports, like swimming, cycling, and ski goggles.
First, let’s have a look at the glasses wholesale markets:
Shenzhen Henggang Glasses wholesale market
Here are many price levels of sunglasses depending on the material, style, and quality of the sunglasses which you can choose.
Now, let’s have a look at the distribution of China's glasses factory.
Danyang-Glasses, located in Zhenjiang of Jiangsu Province. Danyang is mainly for the export of large volume and low-cost glasses, there are also a large number of domestic sales.
Taizhou, Wenzhou city of Zhejiang province: in these two cities, most of the factories are good at sunglasses.
Shenzhen: high-end eyewear manufacturing and exporting place. The glasses industry in Shenzhen is mainly concentrated in the Henggang area. The price is relatively high because of better materials and advanced technology
Shangyu District, Shaoxing city is in Zhejiang Province. It has more than 1200 umbrella factory and selling enterprises. we regard this city as the umbrella manufacturing center.
Umbrella is now a necessity of life, whether rainy or sunny day. You can import from China all kinds of umbrella, like:
• Transparent umbrella: most girls like to use transparent umbrellas. There are many colors, and the common one is colorless and transparent. This transparent umbrella is like a magic that attracts you, I have bought two transparent umbrellas for me and my daughter, we love to use when the raining days coming.
• Sun Parasol umbrella: whether the umbrella has an anti-UV effect depends on the material. Generally speaking: cotton, silk, nylon, viscose and other fabrics have poor UV protection, while polyester is better.
• Children’s umbrellas
• Folding umbrella
• Beach umbrella
• Golf umbrella for sports
• Chinese Paper Umbrella: it’s sold as a work of art and tourist souvenirs.
Every year, millions of watches are assembled in China, especially in Shenzhen. It has more than 3000 companies and component suppliers in the watch industry. Most China watch factory located in the Bao’an district, northwest of Shenzhen.
According to the construction, watches are divided into three categories, mechanical watches, electronic watches, and quartz watches.
Hangzhou's Silk Town, the largest silk market in China, with a wide variety of pure silk fabric, silk apparel, and handicrafts.
Advantage: soft texture, shiny color, smooth feel, high quality
Yiwu market is one of China wholesale markets, mainly for small commodities like Christmas decoration, socks, pens, all kinds of daily used products, one-time used products can find here. Located in Yiwu city, Zhejiang province.
Guangzhou Huadu Shiling: Leather
Huadu is famous for leather products, known as "China’s capital of leather”. There is a large leather wholesale market, where you can find all kinds of leather materials, accessories, and related products, fabric like dacron fabric, nylon fabric, are also sold here.
Shaoxing Keqiao: Textile
It has about 10,000 relevant enterprises producing all kinds of textile products.
You can find the fabric factories and suppliers through searching the Internet, attending the fair or visiting the wholesale market, and the main fabric industry cluster is located in Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Guangdong province.
If you want to purchase parts like zipper, shoelace, buckle, metal… all kinds of accessories, you can visit my article, which will help you a lot.
Now It’s your turn, I hope you enjoyed my guide to how to find the suppliers in the right location, which help you import products from China directly.
Now I want to turn it over to you: which products are you interested to import from China first? Do you still have other question about the China manufacturer cluster?
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