Furniture Manufacturers in Vietnam: Prices, MOQ & Factories

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Planning to import furniture from suppliers in Vietnam? In this article, you will learn everything importers must know about Vietnamese furniture and homeware factories:

  • Top Vietnamese Furniture Manufacturers
  • Product Categories & Materials
  • Supplier Directories, Wholesalers & Trade Shows
  • How to place your first order

Overview of Furniture Produced in Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the largest manufacturing and exporting countries for furniture. You’ll find suppliers for a wide range of furniture, including:

  • Wooden Furniture
  • Home Furniture
  • Office Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Bathroom Furniture
  • Rattan Furniture
  • Wicker Furniture
  • Eucalyptus furniture

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Furniture Manufacturers in India: How to Find the Right Factory

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Looking for qualified furniture and houseware manufacturers in India? Keep reading and learn everything importers must know about buying from India:

  • Top Furniture Manufacturers in India
  • Product types and materials
  • How to find factories online
  • Furniture and wood products trade shows
  • How to order samples
  • Visa requirements in India

Overview of Furniture Produced in India

Indian furniture manufacturers are strong in wood, and other types of furniture. Below follows an overview:

  • Hardwood furniture
  • Handicraft furniture
  • Vintage furniture
  • Dining tables
  • Leather furniture
  • Office Furniture

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Outdoor & Garden Furniture Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

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Looking to import outdoor furniture from manufacturers in China? Then keep reading, to learn more about the different types of outdoor furniture, and how you can find highly qualified factories on Alibaba.com and Globalsources.com.

In addition, you will also learn how to deal with furniture sample orders, trade shows, product regulations – and alternative manufacturing countries, such as Vietnam and India.

Types of Outdoor Furniture in China

China is how to thousands of outdoor furniture manufacturers. However, even within this segment, factories, and wholesalers are always specialized in a certain type of outdoor furniture.

Below follows an overview of common categories:

  • Rattan Furniture
  • Wicker Furniture
  • Wooden Furniture
  • Metal Furniture
  • Garden Sofas
  • Outdoor Tables
  • Patio Swings
  • Beach Chairs

Some manufacturers offer products that belong in two or even three categories. The suppliers in each category also tend to be grouped together in certain industrial clusters – such as Foshan, in the southern Guangdong province. Continue reading Outdoor & Garden Furniture Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

Importing Furniture from China in 5 Steps

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About to purchase furniture, or other home products, from suppliers in China? Keep reading, and learn what you must know about finding the right furniture suppliers, relevant trade shows and customization options. We also explain what furniture importers must know about fire retardancy regulations, quality control and shipping.

Below follows an overview:

  1. How to find the right furniture manufacturer in China
  2. Furniture customization options
  3. Confirm applicable regulations and safety standards
  4. Quality control
  5. Lab testing
  6. Shipping process

1. Finding the right Furniture Manufacturer in China

When sourcing Furniture manufacturers online, there’s a variety of factors to use when assessing potential candidate suppliers. Below follows a few examples:

Registered Capital: A low registered capital may indicate that the supplier is a small trading company. As there are no real benefits of buying from a trader, you want to avoid that. A Furniture manufacturer should have at least RMB 1,000,000 in registered capital, which is specified in their business license.

Business Scope: Possibly even more telling than the Registered Capital, the Business scope explains what the company was set out to do. Look for “furniture” and “manufacturing”, or “production”, to assess if the supplier is a true manufacturer. Traders, on the other hand, tend to have business scopes, including a wide range of very different products, and include terms such as “Wholesale”.

Quality Management System: A Quality Management System, for example, ISO 9001, is implemented to track and prevent quality issues. Why does this matter? Because it only applies to manufacturers, not traders. Continue reading Importing Furniture from China in 5 Steps

Furniture & Housewares Trade Shows in Asia 2019

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Are you looking for qualified furniture and housewares manufacturers in Asia? Then you should attend at least one of the many upcoming furniture and home product trade shows in 2019.

In this article, we give you a complete overview of furniture exhibitions in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, India and Thailand.

You will also learn if you need a visa, product overviews and much more.

Hong Kong

HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair

HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair is among the most well-recognized and well-received furniture fairs in Hong Kong. In 2017, the fair was attended by more than 29,000 visitors, and around 2,200 brands and businesses displayed their products.

The exhibition will take place in the third week of April in Hong Kong. The admission to the fair is allowed for only 18 years old and above. You also have to pay HK$ 100 which is equivalent to USD 15 to attend the show.

Visiting Hong Kong for short-term business visits does not require a visa so you can attend this event without applying for a visa. Hong Kong allows visa-free entry to 170 countries, which also include North America, Europe, and Australia.

You can explore a wide range of houseware categories in this event that include:

  • Art & craft items
  • Hardware & DIY projects
  • Bathroom products
  • Home appliances
  • Eco-Friendly products
  • Furniture
  • Outdoor & gardening accessories
  • Storage solutions
  • Kitchenware
  • Interior decor & handicrafts

You can also find hundreds of exhibitors from Hong Kong, Mainland China and other countries in the region. The event is organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, and other partners.

The event takes place once a year, mostly in April.

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

IDFFHK

International Design and Furniture Fair Hong Kong, also known as IDFFHK, takes place in Hong Kong after every two years. It is expected to take place in August 2019.

The fair focuses more on interior design and hosts many top interior designers, in addition to exhibiting their designed products. The event is mostly attended by architects, property developers, interior designers, hoteliers and other professionals working in the design industry.

In 2017, more than 10,000 professionals visited the fair.

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Cookware & Kitchenware Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

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In the last year we’ve seen a growing number of Startups and SME’s, primarily in the US, importing cookware, kitchenware and other food contact materials – many of which are present on Amazon.com. We thought it was just about time to cover this segment in its very own product guide.

In this week’s article, we explain everything you need to know to find the right manufacturer, and why compliance with European and American food contact material regulations cannot be taken for granted, when sourcing in China.

Manufacturing clusters in China

Kitchen utensils is not a uniform category of products, and therefore production is not concentrated in a specific city, region or province. That said, there are locations of interest for importers of cookware, kitchenware, and other food contact materials, in the following Chinese cities: Continue reading Cookware & Kitchenware Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

Furniture Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

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China offers the world’s largest furniture manufacturing base. While it may not be rocket science to cobble together into a sofa or armchair, things can still go horribly wrong. In this article, we explain what you must know before selecting a furniture manufacturer in China. But before we get started, I’ll explain why it’s rarely viable to purchase from furniture wholesalers, instead of manufacturers.

Why you should think twice before buying from a Chinese furniture wholesaler

We often receive inquiries from small businesses in the US, Europe and Australia looking to purchase small volumes from furniture wholesalers in China. The reason many small buyers prefer wholesalers rather than manufacturers is that the former has lower MOQ requirements, compared to the latter. While it’s true that furniture wholesalers in China often have a low MOQ, sometimes starting from 1 unit per model, it’s rarely a viable option for importers in the United States, Europe and Australia. Continue reading Furniture Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

Importing WPC Decking & Flooring from China – The Ultimate Guide

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WPC flooring is currently a trending product among importers. As in the case of other building materials, there are strict regulations in place – regulations which far from all Chinese manufacturers are compliant with. Besides, there is a wide product quality disparity between different suppliers. In this article we explain which product specifications you need to keep track of, why you shouldn’t rely on “warranties” and which product certification standards your WPC decking must be in compliance with.

Product specifications

WPC stands for Wood-plastic composite. Basically, the material is made up of wood flour and plastic, such as PVC (Polyvinyl chloride), HDPE (High-density polyethylene) and PP (Polypropylene). Wood flour and HDPE is the most common material composition among Chinese manufacturers. Continue reading Importing WPC Decking & Flooring from China – The Ultimate Guide