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.
REACH, CA Prop 65 & Silk Labeling
Silk fabrics are, like other textiles and consumer goods, subject to chemical and heavy metals regulations. For example, Importers in the European Union must ensure that all imported products are REACH compliant.
You can request a test report from the supplier, or submit fabric samples to a compliance testing company, such as Intertek or Asiainspection.
In addition, all textile products must be correctly labelled. In the United States, apparel labels must include the following:
- Fiber composition (i.e.100% Silk)
- Care labels (ASTM)
- Made in China
Labeling gets more complex if your product is only partly made of silk fabrics, as explained in this guide by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Most Silk fabric suppliers set the MOQ on a fabric length basis, for example 300 meters. Keep in mind that there are various MOQs to keep track of.
Some suppliers may offer a lower MOQ for ‘standard colors, while the MOQ is higher for ‘custom colors’ or patterns.
Shanghai Grown Trading Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Grown Textile Trading Co., Ltd. is one of the oldest textile manufacturers and exporters in China working in the industry for last six decades. The company started as Daranfan Silk Group, which now owns multiple subsidiaries working in textile industry including Shanghai Grown Trading.
They own multiple factories, offices in seven cities, and around ten companies all working in textile industry. The company also has a 527,000 sqm silkworm breeding base.
With multiple mega-factories, and complete industry chain from the supply of raw materials to the manufacturing of finished products, the company offers a huge production capacity.
The yearly production capacity for their different products include:
- Eight million meters of pure silk
- Six million meters of artificial silk (synthetic fiber fabrics)
- Twenty million meters of bleaching real silk
- Thirty-three million meters of dyeing silk fabrics
- Six million meters of printed fabric
- Twenty million meters of cotton flax dyeing fabrics
- Fie million sets of different silk garments
The manufacturer also offers OEM services. They also sell and export silk products under their own brand names like Nobby, Kye Ame, and Serinda.
Address: Room 502, Building No. 77, Fuding Road, #288, Qinpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai, China (200000)
Xuzhou Golden Eagle Silk Home Textile Factory
Xuzhou Golden Eagle Silk Home Textile Factory is a manufacturer and exporter of silk products. Founded in 2002, the factory and the head office of the company are based in Jiangsu, Mainland China.
They employ more than 200 workers, own a large factory with around 220 sewing machines, and produces 60,000 pieces a month.
All of their products are made of 100% silk. Some of their most popular products are listed below:
- Duvet covers
- Sheet sets
- Silk fabrics
In total, you can choose from 20 varieties and different silk products.
According to the company, it is ISO 9001:2000 certified company, while its products comply with Oeko-Tex Standard 100.
They export 100% of their products, with North America and Europe as their largest markets.
Address: Rm. 708, Block B, Lvdi Business Building, West Of Hanyuan Road, Xincheng District, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China (Mainland)
Wujiang Hezheng Textile Co., Ltd.
Wujiang Hezheng Textile Co., Ltd. is the manufacturer and exporter of silk products established in 2012. According to the company, all of their products are certified by Oeko-Tex Standard 100 II for their high-quality raw material.
The head office and the factory is based in Jiangsu, Mainland China. The manufacturer offers a wide range of silk products that include:
- Outdoor fabric
- Silk fabric
- Silk Tops
- Poly fabric
- Nylon products
- Silk/wool fabric
- Silk/cotton jersey fabric
And a lot more. They produce fabrics in different materials that include silk, nylon, wool, cotton, linen, viscose, polyester, and rayon. Similarly, you can also choose from an exclusive range of different colors.
The company exports almost 100% of their products to foreign countries, with 75% of exports to North America. The average lead time for each order is around 15 days, depending on the size of the order.
Address: North Of In Zhongxin Block, No. 988, Shengtan Road, Shengze Town, Wujiang, Jiangsu, China (Mainland)
Hangzhou Fangda Silk Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou Fangda Silk Co., Ltd, also known by its brand names, Findsilk and Hellosilk, is a manufacturer and exporter of silk products. Established in 2001, Findsilk now offers a wide range of silk products available in 60 different colors. The head office of the company is based in Zhejiang, Mainland China.
The company specializes in ready-made silk garments available in different colors. They use state-of-the-art dyeing and printing technology, which allows them to come up with vibrant and colorful print designs.
Some of their most popular products are listed below:
- Silk Chiffon
- Silk Georgette
- Silk Organza
- Silk Habotai
- Silk Charmeuse
- Silk Stretch Satin
- Silk Crepe de Chine
According to the company, all of their products are certified by SGS for quality. The company exports around half of their products to different countries. It offers OEM services but also sells products under their own brand names.
Address: 19C, Zhijun Mansion, No. 96, Fengqi Road, Xiacheng District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China (Mainland)
Hangzhou Kangman Textile Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou K&M Textile Co., Ltd is a leading name in the textile industry in China for the last thirty years. They’re most known for their outdoor fabrics and silk products. The company was formerly known as Hangzhou Wensli Silk Printing and Dyeing Co., Ltd, but later changed its name.
They own a 70,000 sqm factory with an annual production of 205 million meters of products.
You can choose from a wide range of products that include:
- Wide range of outdoor fabrics
- Silk products
- Viscose fabrics
- Polyester fabrics
- Nylon products
- Silk scarves
- Blend fabric (silk nylon blend and silk cotton blend)
Under the silk fabric products category, you can find different products like silk satin, crepe de chine, stretch satin, silk chiffon, silk georgette, and stretch heavy CDC.
According to the company, it is ISO 9001 certified, while their products are also certified according to Intertek Oeko – Tex 100 standards.
The average lead time for each order is 30 days.
Address: 104-105#,12# Building, JingWei Creative park, ShiQiao Road, Xiacheng District, Hangzhou, China.
Wujiang Silk Textile Co., Ltd.
Wujiang Silk Textile Co., Ltd. is manufacturer and exporter of luxury silk products for women based in Jiangsu, Mainland China. Founded in 2012, they’re also known by their brand name, Mansphil.
Wujiang Silk Textile is most known for their silk sleep wears, as well as woven and knitted fashion styles. Their silk sleep products include:
In addition, you can also choose from a wide range of fashion wears that include:
- Silk blouses
- Silk dresses
The company offers OBM, ODM, and OEM services to their clients, and exports more than 90% of their products, mainly to Europe. The production capacity is around 120,000 pieces a year.
According to the company, they’re also certified by WCA for keeping up with the industry standards. The average lead time for each order is around 30 days.
Address: 2/F, Building 3, Shunli Industrial Park, No. 88, West 2nd Ring Road, Shengze Town, Wujiang, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China (Mainland)
Tongxiang Heshan Weiye Textile Co., Ltd.
Tongxiang Heshan Weiye Textile Co., Ltd. is also known as SPO Silk. They’re the licensed manufacturer and exporter of high-quality silk products. Founded in 1986, it’s also among the oldest exporters based in Zhenjiang, Mainland China.
They’re best known for their silk silver/top, spun silk yarn, blend silk yarn, and silk noil yarn products. Here is the list of some of their most popular products.
- Silk bedding sets
- Spun silk yarn
- Short fiber
- Noil yarn
- Linen yarn
- Dyed silk yarn
They offer OEM and ODM services, and exports around 70% of their products to different countries. According to the company, they’re also certified and licensed by China Chamber of International Commerce. In addition, they also have CNAB certification for quality.
Address: Changxiu Hexi, Heshanji Town, Tongxiang, Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China (Mainland)
Where can I find other suppliers?
While silk only makes up a fraction of China’s textile industry, there are of course far more suppliers in this industry than listed in this article.
If you want to find other suppliers, head over to Alibaba.com and Globalsources.com – the two leading supplier directories for all silk and other textile products.
If you rather meet suppliers face to face, you should consider the annual Canton Fair in Guangzhou, or the HKTDC fair in Hong Kong.