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The garment manufacturing industry is one of the easiest industries to transfer from one country to another, as long as the country has a large labor force that can learn simple techniques.
Will Chinese sportswear suppliers be replaced by south-east Asian ones?
Taking Vietnam as an example, Vietnam's GDP grew by $92.175 billion in the first quarter, up 5.03% year on year, higher than China's 4.8% growth in the same period. In terms of foreign trade export, it surpassed Shenzhen, the largest export city in China. At this time there will be rumors that "Made in Vietnam" will replace "Made in China" to dominate the world, but is it really the case?
The garment manufacturing industry is one of the easiest industries to transfer from one country to another, as long as the country has a large labor force that can learn simple techniques such as cutting, sewing and packaging. Population is an important reason why so many foreign companies have moved factories from China to Southeast Asia in recent years. But for all that, Southeast Asian apparel makers are unlikely to displace China.
1. China has a good supply chain advantage
The custom clothing manufacturing industry not only needs to refer to the demographic dividend and low labor costs. China has an advantage that no other country in the world has: a complete supply chain, which is also a big disadvantage for Southeast Asia. For example, a women's sportswear may require fabric, zippers, buttons, etc. In particular, silk screen printing, tie-dye, digital printing, embroidery and other technologies are involved. Thanks to China's well-developed supply chain, you can buy all the materials and even all the clothing accessories you need in less than an hour in a small area. An imperfect supply chain will prolong the production cycle of products, and a series of expenses such as tariffs will increase the production cost of products. The quality of production in different countries will also lead to the difference in the quality of finished products, which will eventually affect the cost of finished products. That's why China is still the world's number one garment manufacturer.
2. China has mature talent in garment manufacturing
The rapid influx of factories has left Vietnam short of skilled workers and managers, and its labor cost advantage is diminishing. Today's sportswear market is full of fashion diversity and higher clothing production technology, brands around the world are more demanding for novel fabrics and unique clothing styles. Can customize fashion women's sportswear, is the most basic threshold test clothing suppliers. If the supplier can provide stronger ability to develop clothing category, it will be more competitive in the market. As for Humen Town, Dongguan, China, which is the most complete and famous garment manufacturing center in China, Hucai is located in Humen, where every employee has more than 10 years of experience in garment production. Hucai is a garment manufacturer with designers, able to meet the rapid changes of the market and make the latest sports clothing trends. Here you can see the latest elements of the sportswear market.
3. Chinese active export policy support
Chinese active export policy support has hit a nadir in garment production due to the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic. At the start of the outbreak, the global economy stagnated, which also affected sportswear exports. Now, the diversification strategy of domestic exporters is gradually taking effect, and foreign exports are recovering. The epidemic has been basically brought under control, and production has gradually resumed in an orderly way. However, in Southeast Asia, the pandemic is still seriously affecting local production capacity. If one worker gets infected, the whole factory shuts down, which undoubtedly has a very serious impact on production capacity.
As a result, Chinese apparel makers remain the preferred choice. In the industrial process of the past decades, China has accumulated a large number of skilled workers, management talents and designers as the contract factory of the world, who each play their roles to create the best apparel manufacturing environment in China. Good infrastructure construction and a huge logistics system for product transportation to provide security, the rapid development of the Internet has greatly reduced the cost of communication.
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