Using Eco-Friendly Materials When Manufacturing in Asia: A Complete Guide

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Looking for ways to make your e-commerce product more eco-friendly? You’re not alone. I estimate that roughly half of the customers we work with today have some sort of ‘eco’ dimension as part of their product concept.

After all, if Adidas can make shoes from recycled ocean plastic, then I guess anyone can?

While I wish it was that simple, it does take more than a cool website and good intentions to make your product more eco-friendly.

Keep reading, and learn what it takes to use eco-friendly materials when manufacturing products in China, Vietnam and other countries in Asia.

It’s not as easy as you might think.

List of Eco-Friendly Materials

Shufen Lee, an independent research collaborator with Asiaimportal (HK) Limited, contributed to this article. She did extensive research to create a list of various types of eco-friendly materials.

  • Recycled materials
  • Natural materials
  • Bio-plastics
  • Organic cotton
  • Wood and paper
  • Types of Eco-Friendly Materials

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Importing Shoes and Footwear From China: A Complete Guide

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Planning to import shoes and footwear from China? In this guide, we explain what every importer must know about sourcing the right manufacturer, design and material options, testing and materials and much more.

This is covered

  • Footwear Manufacturers in China
  • Footwear Manufacturers in China
  • Product Specifications
  • Packaging Options
  • Design Customization
  • MOQ Requirements
  • EU Footwear Regulations
  • US Footwear Regulations
  • Trade Shows

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List of Jewelry Manufacturers in Thailand: An Overview

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Thailand is home to jewelry manufacturers and wholesalers, offering everything from 925 stainless steel jewelry to bamboo accessories. In this article, we list some of Thailand’s leading jewelry suppliers.

Listed Manufacturers

  • Choon Jewelry Company Limited
  • Intercontinental Jewellery
  • Thai Jewelry Manufacturer Co., Ltd
  • Spokes Jewelry Services Limited
  • Atelier Quadrature
  • Lydesign Co., Ltd
  • Orogems Manufacturing Ltd
  • Lofty Bamboo
  • Royal Sal
  • Prouwi
  • Orio Jewelry Wholesale Thailand
  • Shiro Limited

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Bags & Luggage Manufacturers in Vietnam: A Complete Guide

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Looking for a safe haven from the ongoing trade war? Vietnam is a leading exporter and manufacturing base for various types of bags and luggage manufacturers. In this article, we list leading bag manufacturers based in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and elsewhere in Vietnam.

Further, we also compare them based on the following criteria:

  • Main products
  • Customers
  • Certification (e.g. ISO 9001)
  • Year of registration
  • Location

What kind of bags and luggage products can I find in Vietnam?

Here are a few examples of products you can procure from the factories listed in this article:

  • Backpacks
  • Cosmetic bags
  • Tablet and laptop bags
  • Camera bags
  • Canvas bags
  • Fabric shopping bags
  • Sport bags
  • Daypacks
  • Fishing Bags

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List of Stainless Steel Jewelry Manufacturers in China – Our 6 Top Picks

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Looking for Stainless Steel Jewelry manufacturers located in China? In this article, we list some of the country’s leading jewelry suppliers, covering various types of stainless steel jewelry, located in Guangdong province and Zhejiang province.

Stainless Steel Jewelry Buyer’s Guide

Before you contact any of the suppliers listed in this article, you need to form a basic understanding of the product and order terms.

1. Material Specifications

Most suppliers make two grades of stainless steel jewelry:

  • 304 Stainless Steel
  • 316L Stainless Steel

316L stainless steel is slightly more expensive, and of higher quality, than 304 stainless steel.

Molds are normally made for a certain type of material, and you’ll need to select the type of stainless steel depending on the types of molds they can offer – unless you opt for purchasing your own mold.

If you want your steel jewelry plated, you must also provide relevant plating specifications:

  • Color (e.g. Rose Gold)
  • Material (e.g. copper and gold)
  • Plating type (e.g. PVD)
  • Plating thickness (e.g. 0.8 μm)

2. Design Customization

You can either select ODM components, based on their existing molds, or order custom designed jewelry parts. If you opt for the latter, you’ll need to pay for new molds, which can range between $100 to $500 depending on the complexity of the mold.

As such, there are two ways to design your own stainless steel jewelry:

Option A: Select ODM components from the supplier’s website or catalog

Option B: Send design drawings or CAD files to create a new mold

Most of our customers go with Option A, as you can still combine all existing ODM parts to create new and unique jewelry designs.

3. Stainless Steel Jewelry Regulations

While there are few, if any, regulations applicable specifically to stainless steel jewelry – there are regulations in place that cover chemicals and heavy metals.

For example, REACH in the EU and CA Prop 65 in California, USA, regulate both heavy metals and chemicals that can be found in stainless steel jewelry. The only way to find out if your product is compliant is by sending a product sample for lab testing.

4. MOQ Requirements

Most stainless steel jewelry suppliers set the minimum order quantity (MOQ) at around 500 pcs per order. That said, most suppliers are flexible when it comes to the MOQ per product – some offering MOQs as low as 50 pcs per design.

Marlary Jewelry Co. Ltd

People are opting for stainless steel jewelry instead of gold or silver jewelry due to the advantages such as durability and price matter. Mr.Leif Lee, the founder of Marlary Jewelry, has been engaged in the fashion jewelry industry for more than 20 years and decided to start Marlary in 2012.

Unlike traditional jewelry manufacturer, Marlary has been putting efforts on unique product design such as Diffuser Jewelry – add your favorite essential oil scent on your jewelry, and Fitness Inspirational Jewelry – dumbbell bead bracelets and weight plate necklace. Finally, they provide custom made products based on inquiries.

For Cremation Jewelry, Marlary has a wide range of products for memorial sake. With at least 50 new designs launched each month, customers can always check out their latest designs on their website.

Product List

  • Stainless Steel Bracelet
  • Cremation Jewelry
  • Diffuser Jewelry
  • Fitness Inspirational Jewelry

Address: Chang’An Jin Xia He Dong 2 Lu, 23 Hao, FL3 Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, 523850

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List of Jewelry Manufacturers in Vietnam – Our 5 Top Picks

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Looking for Jewelry manufacturers located in Vietnam? In this article, we list some of the country’s leading jewelry suppliers, covering everything from stainless steel jewelry to handicrafts and much more.

Why do you list these suppliers?

Finding information about Vietnamese jewelry factories is difficult, compared to their counterparts in China – most of which are present on Alibaba.com or Globalsources.com. The purpose of this article is simply to provide an overview of export-oriented jewelry factories in Vietnam.

That said, we are not affiliated with any of the companies lists in this article. Further, we are also open to adding additional suppliers to this list.

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List of Jewelry Manufacturers in India – Our 10 Top Picks

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Looking for Jewelry factories or wholesalers on the Indian subcontinent? In this article, we list some of India’s leading suppliers of a vast range of jewelry and accessories – including everything from precious metals to cheaper options.

Why do we list these suppliers?

While we are not affiliated with any of the companies listed in this article, we have done extensive research to identify suppliers covering various types of jewelry and materials. We have also made an effort to list both large scale factories, and smaller vendors offering e-commerce platforms.

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List of Shoes & Footwear Manufacturers in Vietnam

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Looking for qualified shoes and footwear suppliers in Vietnam? In this article, we list some of Vietnam’s leading manufacturers, while also explaining what brands must know about the following:

  • Buying custom designed or private label footwear
  • MOQ Requirements
  • Finding shoe suppliers online
  • Relevant trade shows

Custom Design or Private Label?

Small importers tend to assume that manufacturers operate as design houses, developing their own yearly collections – for others to buy at factory prices, and resell with big profit margins.

That is not the case, as footwear manufacturers generally expect the buyer to provide a complete specification, including the following:

  • Design drawings
  • Bill of materials
  • Label files
  • List of standards

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Phone Case Manufacturers in China: Top 9 Suppliers

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About to import phone cases for iPhones, Samsung, Motorola or other brands? In this article, we list some of China’s leading phone case manufacturers – divided into three categories:

  • Plastic & Silicone Phone Case Suppliers
  • PU & Leather Phone Case Suppliers
  • Aluminum Phone Case Suppliers

Notice that we are not affiliated with, or endorse, any of the factories listed in this article. All information provided are based on statements made by each respective supplier.

Plastic & Silicone Phone Case Suppliers

Spec-Tech (Xiamen) Co. Ltd

Founded in 2009, Spec-Tech (Xiamen) Co. Ltd is a manufacturer and exporter of silicone products that also include silicone phone cases. In addition, the company also manufactures baking molds, wristbands, water bottles, cosmetics products, and bracelets.

Spec-Tech offers OEM and ODM services to their buyers, with some of the major international brands as their clients that include Nestle, Walt Disney, Walmart, Nivea, and Fiat.

In total, Spec-Tech manufactures more than 1000 different items. They also offer 2D and 3D drawings along with 3D mockup samples to clients based on the buyer’s specifications.

You can also choose from wide range of silicone cases, available for iPhone and other Android phones. Some popular options include:

  • Silicone cases for iPhone 8 and iPhone X
  • Liquid silicone cases
  • Custom silicone cases for iPhone 7
  • 3D cute animal design silicone cases with an option for buyers to choose their own design
  • Silicone rubber cases
  • Cartoon silicone phone cases

In total, there are 21 options to choose from for silicone cases.

The company employs more than 50 people and manufactures more than 450,000 products a month.

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Hair Extension Manufacturers in China: Price, MOQ & Custom Design

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Looking for hair extension suppliers in China? In this article, we provide an overview of some of China’s leading hair extension factories, and answer some of the most common questions about importing hair products:

  • Product specifications
  • Packaging options
  • MOQ Requirement
  • How to get free samples
  • Quality control
  • Shipping options
  • Sourcing on Alibaba.com and Globalsources
  • Canton fair and other trade shows

Shanghai Ocean Int’l Corp.,Ltd

Shanghai Ocean Int’l Corp., Ltd was founded in 2010 as a manufacturer and exporter of hair extensions and other related products. The company is based in Shanghai, where they own a 1000 sqm factory.

They export almost 95% of their products to different countries, offering OEM, OBM, and ODM services to their clients. In addition, they also have their own brand by the name of “Quercy”.

They offer a wide range of hair products that include:

  • Hair extensions
  • High quality wigs
  • Lace wigs
  • Hair weaves
  • Synthetic extensions and wigs
  • Clip on hair
  • Toupees
  • Frontals
  • Eyelashes
  • Hair closures

Buyers can also choose from different types and styles of hair extensions.

They have a staff of more than 100 employees with a monthly capacity of 20,000 pieces a month.

They also accept buyer’s specifications for custom-made orders.

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