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List of Toy Manufacturers in China: Plush, Wood, RC, Plastic & More

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Looking for toys and children’s products manufacturers in Mainland China? In this article, we list some of China’s leading suppliers for the following toy categories:

  • Plus and soft toys
  • Educational toys
  • Electronic and RC toys
  • Wooden toys
  • Plastic toys

In addition, you’ll also learn what every importer must know about toy safety standards, minimum order quantity requirements and the best supplier directories for sourcing additional toy manufacturers.

Plush & Soft Toy Manufacturers

plush toys

Woodfield Toys Limited

Founded in 2009, Woodfield Toys Limited is a well-known manufacturer of soft and activity toys that export their products to global clients like Target, WalMart, Disney, Toys Rus, and Tommy. Their head office and the 5000 sqm factory is based in Dongguan, Guangdong, Mainland China.

The product range from Woodfield Toys is not only limited to soft toys but include several other products like:

  • Playmats
  • Rattles
  • Chimes
  • Teethers
  • Bibs
  • Blankets
  • Bedding products

They also offer OEM services to their clients with a promise to develop customize products according to client’s specifications in just three days.

Woodfield Toys exports 100% of their products to North America and Europe. They currently employ around 400 people with a monthly capacity of 150,000 pieces. On average, they offer 20 new product designs every month.

Address: No. 13 Shangkeng Industrial, District, Changping Town, Dongguan, Guangdong, China (523560) Continue Reading →

List of Shoes & Footwear Manufacturers in Vietnam

vietnam footwear

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

Some suppliers have basic ‘template products’, but don’t expect them to be on par with major brands. Continue Reading →

List of PCB and PCBA Manufacturers in China

PCB factory

In this article we introduce several PCB and PCBA manufacturers, however they may not be the perfect match for your specific product. Our Starter Package also includes a list of handpicked suppliers, according to your specs and needs. Click here to learn more!

Planning to manufacture electronics? In this article, we list some of China’s leading Printed Circuit Board (PCB) suppliers, both for mass production and prototyping.

In addition, we also cover some of the basics of PCB manufacturing, including:

  • What is the difference between PCB and PCBA?
  • PCB specifications
  • PCB design software
  • PCB prototypes

What is the difference between PCB and PCBA?

The PCB (Printed Circuit Board) is the layered board itself, without assembled components. PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembly) refers to the PCB itself, but with all components mounted.

If you browse suppliers on Globalsources.com and Alibaba.com, you’ll find many suppliers claiming to offer ‘PCBA’ or ‘PCBA service’. This signals that the supplier is not only making the printed circuit board itself, but can also manage the following:

  • Make pre-production prototypes
  • Procure components (i.e., CPUs and memory) from other suppliers
  • Manufacture the PCBs
  • Assemble the components on the PCBs

In other words, a PCBA supplier can offer a one stop solution for OEM electronics manufacturing, while a PCB manufacturers only make the board. Continue Reading →

Yoga Mat Suppliers in China: A Complete Guide

Rubber yoga mat

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 →

Silk Suppliers in China: A Complete Guide

silk fabric

About to import silk scarves, fabric rolls or other silk products from China? In this article, we list some of China’s established silk producers and trading companies, based in Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Shanghai.

We also explain what all Silk importers must know about chemical regulations, silk labeling requirements and minimum order quantity.

Production Clusters in Mainland China

Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces, in eastern China, are the traditional production clusters for silk. Today, suppliers are not entirely concentrated to Zhejiang and Jiangsu.

However, as you can see in this supplier list, companies based in this region are still among the top silk exporters.

That doesn’t necessarily mean that their silk is exclusively produced there. In fact, many Silk suppliers are trading companies, buying raw materials from local producers in various provinces.

Also notice that many Silk suppliers are not apparel makers. They supply silk fabrics, but you may need to work with another factory to produce the final goods. Continue Reading →

Underwear & Lingerie Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

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In this product guide, we explain everything you must know about Underwear & Lingerie Manufacturers in China, including industrial clusters, supplier qualification and design customization options.

We also explain what you must know about potential quality issues and applicable labelling requirements – and substance restrictions in the United States and the European Union.

Underwear and Lingerie Manufacturing Clusters in China

China’s export oriented underwear manufacturers are largely concentrated in the country’s primary textiles production centers; Guangdong Province, Fujian Province and Zhejiang Province.

If you intend to visit manufacturers in Mainland China, you are likely to find yourself in one of the following cities: Continue Reading →

Pump Manufacturers in China: Types, MOQ, Regulations & More

submersible water pump

Looking for a pump supplier in Mainland China? In this article, we list some of China’s leading pump exporters, most of which are based in Zhejiang province.

In addition, we also cover the following topics:

  • Types of Pumps
  • Product Regulations in the EU, US and Australia
  • Trade Shows
  • MOQ Requirements
  • Ordering samples
  • How to find pump factories on Alibaba.com, Globalsources.com and Made-in-China.com

Types of Pumps

There are hundreds of export focused pump manufacturers in China. Most are specialized in one or more of the following categories:

  • Diesel water pumps
  • Gasoline water pumps
  • Magnetic pump
  • Screw pump
  • Diaphragm pump
  • Gear pump
  • Solar pumps
  • Deep well pumps
  • AC/DC pumps
  • Sewage pumps
  • Submersible pump

Continue Reading →

RFID Chip & Card Manufacturers in China: Top 8 Suppliers

RFID cards

RFID (Radio-frequency identification) chips are used everywhere today. You probably got one in your door or transportation card, or perhaps even your wallet. RFIDs are also used in gyms, retail security and farming.

Virtually all RFID products are manufactured in China, especially in Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Dongguan.

Keep reading, and learn more about different RFID products made in China, different types of RFID chips and an overview of some of China’s leading RFID product manufacturers.

Overview of RFID Products

Below follows an overview of some of the more common RFID products you can import from China:

  • RFID Access Control Cards
  • RFID Wristbands
  • RFID Stickers
  • RFID Wallets
  • RFID Gates
  • RFID Readers
  • Animal ID Tags
  • Retail Security Products

Types of RFID Chips

Chinese RFID product manufacturers don’t manufacture the RFID chip itself. Instead, they procure RFID chips from a limited number of industry leading chip manufacturers:

  • Alien (United States)
  • Impinj (United States)
  • NXP Semiconductors (Netherlands)

Each supplier have a range of models, each with different specifications. Below follows an overview of NXPs NTAG series:

  • NTAG203 (144 bytes memory)
  • NTAG213 (144 bytes memory)
  • NTAG216 (888 bytes memory)

When you approach a Chinese RFID manufacturer, you must ask the following questions:

a. What kind of RFID chip brands can you offer?

b. Which models can you offer for the available chip brands?

c. Which RFID chip is suitable for ‘my product’ or application? Continue Reading →

Buying Private Label Products in China: A Complete Guide

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Importing Private Label Products from China is a shortcut to success. How hard can it be to just pick a product, send over a logo file and start selling something on Amazon? Well, as I explain in this article, reality is a lot more complex than what many importers may think.

Keep reading, and learn why private labelling is not really what it seems to be in China, and why it can be more complex to get an ODM product right – compared to a custom designed product.

We also explain what Startups and SME’s must know about Intellectual property issues, printing specifications – and how much you should expect to pay a logo print! Yes, this is by far the most comprehensive guide on private label imports written.

What is Private labelling?

A private label product is manufactured by Company A, but with the brand name (i.e., logo and packaging) of Company B. In theory, Company A (the producer) provides a ready-made ‘product template’, to which other buyers can apply their own brands.

The benefit of private labelling is that you can create a branded product, without investing into all too much time and money in product development – and tooling. Hence, you can launch a product much faster.

Continue Reading →

Android Tablet Manufacturers in China: Top 7 Suppliers

android tablet

About to import Android Tablets from suppliers in China? In this article, we list some of China’s leading manufacturers of Tablet PCs:

  • Android Tablets
  • Windows Tablets
  • Rugged Tablets (Industrial & Construction)

In addition, we also explain what you must know about MOQ requirements, customization and product safety standards.

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.

Where are most Android Tablet factories in China located?

The vast majority of Tablet PC manufacturers are based in Shenzhen, which is China’s electronics manufacturing center. There are also suppliers in neighbouring Dongguan, Zhongshan and Guangzhou.

That said, the role of the Tablet PC manufacturer is to procure components and assemble the devices. While some parts are made locally, they also import CPUs and other components from the United States, Japan, Korea, Taiwan (ROC) and other places..

What is the standard MOQ for Tablet PCs?

Most suppliers set the MOQ at around 500 pcs per model. There are, however, some manufacturers that offer ODM tablets from only 50 pcs per order.

But, if you intend to import a customized tablet computer, you will need to match the standard MOQ of around 500 pcs. Continue Reading →