Bags & Luggage Manufacturers in Vietnam: A Complete Guide

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Looking for a safe haven from the ongoing trade war? Vietnam is a leading exporter and manufacturing base for various types of bags and luggage manufacturers. In this article, we list leading bag manufacturers based in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and elsewhere in Vietnam.

Further, we also compare them based on the following criteria:

  • Main products
  • Customers
  • Certification (e.g. ISO 9001)
  • Year of registration
  • Location

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List of Stainless Steel Jewelry Manufacturers in China – Our 6 Top Picks

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Looking for Stainless Steel Jewelry manufacturers located in China? In this article, we list some of the country’s leading jewelry suppliers, covering various types of stainless steel jewelry, located in Guangdong province and Zhejiang province.

Stainless Steel Jewelry Buyer’s Guide

Before you contact any of the suppliers listed in this article, you need to form a basic understanding of the product and order terms.

1. Material Specifications

Most suppliers make two grades of stainless steel jewelry:

  • 304 Stainless Steel
  • 316L Stainless Steel

316L stainless steel is slightly more expensive, and of higher quality, than 304 stainless steel.

Molds are normally made for a certain type of material, and you’ll need to select the type of stainless steel depending on the types of molds they can offer – unless you opt for purchasing your own mold.

If you want your steel jewelry plated, you must also provide relevant plating specifications:

  • Color (e.g. Rose Gold)
  • Material (e.g. copper and gold)
  • Plating type (e.g. PVD)
  • Plating thickness (e.g. 0.8 μm)

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2. Design Customization

You can either select ODM components, based on their existing molds, or order custom designed jewelry parts. If you opt for the latter, you’ll need to pay for new molds, which can range between $100 to $500 depending on the complexity of the mold.

As such, there are two ways to design your own stainless steel jewelry:

Option A: Select ODM components from the supplier’s website or catalog

Option B: Send design drawings or CAD files to create a new mold

Most of our customers go with Option A, as you can still combine all existing ODM parts to create new and unique jewelry designs.

3. Stainless Steel Jewelry Regulations

While there are few, if any, regulations applicable specifically to stainless steel jewelry – there are regulations in place that cover chemicals and heavy metals.

For example, REACH in the EU and CA Prop 65 in California, USA, regulate both heavy metals and chemicals that can be found in stainless steel jewelry. The only way to find out if your product is compliant is by sending a product sample for lab testing.

4. MOQ Requirements

Most stainless steel jewelry suppliers set the minimum order quantity (MOQ) at around 500 pcs per order. That said, most suppliers are flexible when it comes to the MOQ per product – some offering MOQs as low as 50 pcs per design.

Marlary Jewelry Co. Ltd

People are opting for stainless steel jewelry instead of gold or silver jewelry due to the advantages such as durability and price matter. Mr.Leif Lee, the founder of Marlary Jewelry, has been engaged in the fashion jewelry industry for more than 20 years and decided to start Marlary in 2012.

Unlike traditional jewelry manufacturer, Marlary has been putting efforts on unique product design such as Diffuser Jewelry – add your favorite essential oil scent on your jewelry, and Fitness Inspirational Jewelry – dumbbell bead bracelets and weight plate necklace. Finally, they provide custom made products based on inquiries.

For Cremation Jewelry, Marlary has a wide range of products for memorial sake. With at least 50 new designs launched each month, customers can always check out their latest designs on their website.

Product List

  • Stainless Steel Bracelet
  • Cremation Jewelry
  • Diffuser Jewelry
  • Fitness Inspirational Jewelry

Address: Chang’An Jin Xia He Dong 2 Lu, 23 Hao, FL3 Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, 523850

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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 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

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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

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.

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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.

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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

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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