Yoga Mat Suppliers in China: A Complete Guide

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About to import Yoga mats from suppliers in China? In this article, we list some of China’s leading Yoga mat suppliers, and explain what US and EU importers must know about material options and product regulations.

Yoga Mat Material Options

Manufacturers make Yoga mats according to specification. As such, the quality is defined by the product specification, rather than the factory itself.

Before you even approach suppliers, you need to define your Yoga mat in terms of materials, and other technical specifications:

1. Thickness (1.5 – 7 mm)
2. Material (PVC, Natural Rubber or EVA Foam)
3. Surface material / texture (Laminated PU, No Lamination, Other)

Keep in mind that some Yoga mat suppliers are specialized in natural rubber, while others exclusively manufacture PVC products. Their product and material focus is the first thing you must confirm when approaching a supplier. Continue reading Yoga Mat Suppliers in China: A Complete Guide

Sportswear Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

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In this product guide we cover Sportswear Manufacturers in China, and look into the specifics of importing private label and custom designed fitness apparel.

Keep reading, and learn more about production clusters, material specifications and product customization.

In addition, we also explain what you must know about relevant textiles regulations, including substance restrictions, technical standards and labeling requirements.

Sportswear Manufacturers in Asia

Sportswear Manufacturing Clusters

Sportswear Manufacturers, a title that can be applied to Apparel producers of a wide variety of products, are (with notable exceptions) concentrated in Fujian and Guangdong. Instead, they are part of the larger apparel industry. Sportswear buyers shall consider visiting the following cities: Continue reading Sportswear Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

Importing Gym & Fitness Products from China: A Complete Guide

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Are you planning to import gym, health or fitness products? Then keep reading, to learn more about how you can find the right supplier and relevant product regulations.

We also cover trade shows in the fitness space, MOQ requirements and how you can make sure that you get the quality right – regardless of whether you’re importing protein bars or treadmills.

How do I find a qualified Gym & Fitness product manufacturer in China?

There are thousands of suppliers in the gym and fitness space the two largest supplier directories, Alibaba.com and Globalsources.com.

First, you want to avoid trading companies, which tend to offer all sorts of products. For example, if you find a supplier claiming to sell foam rollers, treadmills and protein powder, you can be sure you’re dealing with a trading company or wholesaler.

So, why should you stay away from trading companies or wholesaler when importing fitness and health products?

There are a few reasons. But, the main one is that traders cannot ensure comply with overseas product regulations, such as REACH or California Prop 65. I will get back to that in a bit

Instead, you should look for suppliers that are specialized. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they must focus on one single product.

For example, a factory can make both yoga mats and foam rollers. Continue reading Importing Gym & Fitness Products from China: A Complete Guide

Swimwear Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

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There are hundreds of Swimwear suppliers in Mainland China. But how do you know which one is the right choice for your products?

In this article, you will learn what ecommerce businesses must know about importing swim and beachwear from China – including the following:

  • How to find the right manufacturer?
  • Why you should NOT buy wholesale swimwear
  • How to customize the design
  • How to select the right material
  • Buying private label swimwear
  • MOQ requirements

a. Manufacturers and Wholesalers

In this section, I will cover the different types of products in China, and what you should look for when sourcing suppliers on Alibaba.com and Globalsources.com.

What kind of Swimwear products can I source in China?

Most Swimwear manufacturers in China, specialize in a certain type, or material, of Swimwear. Some suppliers may be focused on making boardshorts, while others primarily make bikinis or wetsuits.

While there are not distinct categories of suppliers in the industry, a few product categories follow below:

  • Bikinis
  • Wetsuits
  • Rash Guards
  • Boardshorts
  • Compression wear
  • Swimming trunks

Some Swimwear suppliers are making related products in the broader sportswear category. For example, many Yoga wear suppliers also make similar compression wear.

Keep in mind that you should look for a supplier that is specialized in your specific type of textiles, rather than looking for one that is offering a broad selection. Continue reading Swimwear Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide