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.
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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.
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List of Caps and Hats Manufacturers in China

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Planning to import caps or other headwear from factories in China? In this article, we list cap and hat suppliers in Guangdong, Jiangsu, and other provinces.

In addition, we also answer key questions about what to include in your techpack, common quality issues and minimum order quantities.

Where are most Cap factories located in China?

Most export-oriented cap and headwear suppliers are located in Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Guangdong. If you’re planning to visit suppliers in this industry you’re quite likely to find yourself in at least one of the following cities:

  • Guangzhou, Guangdong
  • Dongguan, Guangdong
  • Xiamen, Fujian
  • Quanzhou, Fujian
  • Zhenjiang, Jiangsu

What should I include in my techpack?

While most factories can present showrooms full of demo products they’ve made for other customers, they still expect you to provide a complete
techpack. These files must be included:

  • Design drawing
  • Sewing pattern
  • Bill of materials (fabric, color codes, velcro, and other parts)
  • Care label
  • Logo / Embroidery files
  • Size chart

While it may seem like a shortcut to send over a reference sample to the factory, that’s rarely the case. We’ve dealt with many cases involving buyer’s that fail to provide clear product information to their factories – something that often results in severe quality issues. Continue reading List of Caps and Hats Manufacturers in China

Phone Case Manufacturers in China: An Overview

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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 is based on statements made by each respective supplier.

Plastic & Silicone Phone Case Suppliers

HK Hua Rui Plastic Hardware Limited

This is a sponsored listing

HK Hua Rui Plastic Hardware Limited (Hua Rui) is specialized in manufacturing a wide range of phone and tablet cases. Products include plastic hard cases, plastic soft cases, leather cases, and accessories. Something that makes this supplier rather unique is that they offer free samples, and even expert advice to help you get your custom-designed or private label case manufactured.

Click here to request a free quotation from HK Hua Rui Plastic Hardware Limited (Hua Rui)

Main Products

  • IML Phone Cases
  • Hardshell Phone Cases
  • Softshell Phone Cases
  • Silicone Phone Cases
  • Leather Phone Cases
  • Tablet Cases
  • Accessories

Key Information

  • Customs Designed Cases: Yes
  • Private Label Cases: Yes
  • Free Samples: Yes
  • In-House Tooling: Yes
  • In-House Printing: Yes

Address: No.61 Hong Li East District Shui Ping Da Lang Town Dongguan, Guangdong, China

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 a 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.

Address: Unit 1706, Peak International Plaza, No. 20 Gaoxiong Road, Xiamen, Fujian, China (361000) Continue reading Phone Case Manufacturers in China: An Overview

How to Launch a Premium Leather Accessories Brand: By Helen Berg

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In manufacturing, you ‘get what you specify’. Even though ‘Made in China’ is generally not synonymous with the same quality as ‘Made in Italy’ or ‘Made in Japan, the country has an exceptional manufacturing base that, when utilized in the right way, can deliver consistently high quality products.

Helen Berg,  the founder Charleston Belt, explains how they manage everything from finding the right manufacturer – to getting the product specifications right.

In addition, Helen explains how they leverage multiple sales channels, including Amazon, Google Shopping and B2B sales, to get their product on the market.

Helen, please tell us a bit about yourself and what you did before starting your current business

Before starting Charleston Belt I was an executive in a company that provided data analytics services for healthcare claims. Over my career in “Corporate America” the majority of my former employers were large, multi-national corporations where I did extensive international travel and managed employees and contractors across Europe and Asia.

These experiences gave me exposure to global commerce, and the impact that the Internet-fueled digital transformation has had on global commerce. Some of the biggest impacts that I experienced were opportunities for small, entrepreneurial firms to participate in global commerce and the emergence of “micro-multinational” companies.

What made you choose importing leather accessories?

First, a bit about our product – our mission is to design and produce high quality accessories that capture the essence of outdoor living and the richness of our diverse cultural heritage. We are relentless in ensuring we produce quality, timeless styles that coordinate well with casual and dress fashions for men of all ages.

In addition to our own unique designs, we also produce custom products for specialty shops, country clubs, boating clubs etc.

We use a contract-manufacturing model for our product. Our design team does the creation internally, then we outsource the production.

We are based in the U.S., and actually looked extensively at U.S.-based firms in addition to companies outside the U.S. before making the decision to contract the majority of the work outside the U.S. The primary reasons were their ability to handle the entire process and the production cost.

To explain further, many of our products are hand-made. In particular, our needlepoint belts fall into this category. The firms we work with have hundreds of artisans and can produce the quantities we need in a relatively short time frame.

But a bigger advantage to us is their ability to vertically integrate the process, by doing all of the leather work as well.

The firms we evaluated in the U.S. could each do part of the process, but then we would need to ship the goods between the firms to complete the process. That would have extended the production time and the cost by a large margin.

So we developed a rigid supplier qualification process to find firms outside the U.S. that could perform the work to our high quality standards and also at a time frame and cost that met our needs. Continue reading How to Launch a Premium Leather Accessories Brand: By Helen Berg

How I Started a Wallet Brand: An Interview with the Founder of Axess Wallets

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Finding the right product and then having it manufactured in Asia, is what we are all about. While we tend to share stories from an insiders perspective, we thought it was about time to let you see things from the eyes of a successful Entrepreneur, selling products made in Asia.

The person in question is Tomas Ericsson, found of Axess, a fashion end wallet brand. In this article, he explains why he picked wallets as his product, the challenges of finding the right manufacturer – and how everything took off after a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Tomas, please tell us a bit about yourself and what you did before you started Axess Walletstomas ericsson

Before starting my e-commerce business I was working as a marketing mana
ger for a Swedish sourcing consultancy firm in Shanghai, helping companies find and vet suppliers in China.

I came to China in 2012 when I was finished with my university studies, and it has been a lot of fun to live and work in Shanghai.

You have lived in China for many years, and worked with product sourcing. How did that help you to start your business?

Shanghai is a very entrepreneurial environment, at least among the expats living here.

Everyone has some kind of business idea, it seems, and in general, people who come here seem to have a more can-do attitude than what is usually encountered back home in Sweden, so that creates a feeling of possibility.

That helped motivate me to go through the steps to build a business. Anything is possible in Shanghai, it seems. Once one has taken the rather big step to actually move here, anything following that doesn’t seem so difficult to imagine or follow through with.

I know Sweden has a big startup-scene and such entrepreneurial spirit exists there as well to some extent, but speaking from a personal experience I did not encounter such an atmosphere where I lived back in Sweden. Continue reading How I Started a Wallet Brand: An Interview with the Founder of Axess Wallets

Bags and Luggage Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

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Looking for bag and luggage factories in China? Look no further.

In this guide, we explain everything you need to know about finding the right manufacturer, ensuring product compliance, drafting product specification sheets and much more – when importing all sorts of bags.

How to select the right bags and luggage factory

Many established bag and luggage manufacturers are based in China’s southern Fujian province. However, there are far more important factors to consider, when selecting the right manufacturer.

This is a rather developed industry, with some manufacturers dating back to the late 1980s. But with so many factories, and trading companies, to choose from – you need to understand what really matters: Continue reading Bags and Luggage Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

Importing Custom Designed Jewelry from China: A Complete Guide

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In this Product guide, we explain what you must know about buying ODM (Private label) and OEM (Custom designed) jewelry from Chinese, and other Asian, manufacturers. Keep reading, and learn more about product development, sample production and production regulations, applicable to Jewelry. We also guide you through the various labelling and testing requirements.

Product Development Process

1. Jewelry Parts Selection

Most jewelry buyers opt for factory standard components, rather than OEM (custom designed) parts. Most suppliers can, directly or through subcontractors, offer extensive jewelry part catalogs. Hence, you have the following options when designing your products: Continue reading Importing Custom Designed Jewelry from China: A Complete Guide

Social Entrepreneurship and Importing from China – Interview with Kevin Ackermann of BACA Jewellery in London

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I’ve met hundreds of business owners from all corners of the world since I started out. One that really made a lasting impression on me was Kevin Ackermann, co-founder and CEO of BACA Jewellery Ltd based in London, UK. In this week’s article we introduced you to the importance of branding when importing products from China, something that Kevin Ackermann has managed exceptionally well. In this interview he tells us about his journey that started with a flight to Shanghai and brought him all the way to the United Nations.

Kevin, please tell us a bit about what you do, how you got started and how it involves China.

I am a Social Entrepreneur running and advising several startups based in London and San Francisco, CA. I am very passionate about retail hence my interactions with factories in China.

At BACA Jewellery, where I am currently acting as CEO, we import pearls and other components from China. Even though 98% of cultured freshwater pearls come from China and the region has built up a great reputation for its quality pearl jewellery, I wanted to check out every step of the supply chain myself to make sure that we do not exploit anybody. Continue reading Social Entrepreneurship and Importing from China – Interview with Kevin Ackermann of BACA Jewellery in London