Friday, September 29, 2006

Cottons & other fabrics from India

Brush Cotton Checks in 44W from INDIA

Check out this fabric.
Its a brush cotton in 44 inches width and ideal for shirts,dresses, skirts or as linings.
It has a nice cosy feel to it.

These are some fabrics you see in plenty when you travel to South India.
It is a hub of Cotton in various shades, patterns and widths.

There's nothing you wont find in cottons here for your next quilting, crafts, apparel or fashion projects.

For sewing lovers, a trip to India is a must.
Lots of fabrics in all to offer apart from cottons as well.
Farbics from India are getting a boost nowadays with all the quota restrictions imposed on Chinese imports into USA.
This has already caused a jump in the exports of Indian fabrics like cottons to USA manyfold.

So,before you see the fabrics from India hit shelves and show up on fashion lines next to you,and that too at untouchable prices,it would be wise to either make a trip down to India, OR to call that old contact you had back there in the fabrics business, an dask for some latest samples.

Happy Hunting!!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Anyone know if China sells retail


I was wondering if anyone knew if China sells most items it exports in retail as well?

I mean there must be markets in China which cater to the retail buyer who wants to buy anything-lets say fabrics and textiles, in retail.1 Yard,10 yards,50 yards.

We keep getting people asking for some items from China which we dont stock as well but know where to procurre from yet when you talk to the guys in China,its nothing less than a 1000yards usually.

I mean there must be some regular wholesale stores and shops or retail stores in cities such as Shanghai and Beijing and other big cities.

I believe the various provinces of China only specialise in particular items and that too mostly its the factories that exist and supply in bulk.

It would be an amazing opportunity if the Chinese were to open up their retail markets to the world as well,instead of just selling wholesale.
This would mean that apart from only Chinese factories,the stores and wholesalers would have to enter the market.

Ecommerce could be the best way forward for them if they want to approach the world markets in retail direct-to-customer.

Whats surprissing is that when you search google for fabric or textile suppliers from China,its the same vendors and the same directories with the same vendors , that always come up.

This is the case with India too,which i mention because it is another major textile vendor to the hungry buyers of USA/Europe and the rest of the world.

I think its time retailers from such markets come forward to be global vendors of various items in retail.A potential surely exists.

Which brings me back to my question-anyone know of any such vendors???