Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Quality & design in clothing can gain access to Japan – Expert
Quality & design in clothing can gain access to Japan – Expert
29
Apr '11
Dao Quang Loi, Former Trade Attache at the Vietnamese embassy in Tokyo, recently while speaking at a seminar on 'Exporting Apparel to Japan' in Hanoi, said that, quality and designs would be decisive factors in selling garment and textile items to Japan.

Loi while speaking at the seminar on April 26 stated that, quality and design norms of Japan require Vietnamese businesses to adapt to new technology and to provide assurance regarding safety of their goods. He added that, Japan follows stringent norms, particularly with regards to safety and hygiene of kid's wear.

The sophisticated Japanese market, unlike the US and the European Union markets did not place bulk orders, but bought goods with variety of designs and colours, in small quantities.

This was for the reason that, lady customers in Japan prefer buying unique items, as also the market too experiences significant seasonal changes, especially during New Year and Christmas and during the Golden Week in month of March and April, when four holidays fall in a row.

Further, for reasons like copious availability of inputs, geographical proximity, low-cost labour and worker's knowledge of Japanese language, garment importers from Japan had formed closer associations with China over last 10 years.

However, Loi revealed that, labour costs in China have risen almost two-fold to 960 Yuan or $125 per month over the last eight years, following which a leading Japanese manufacturer is gearing up to shift all its production units from China, over the next five years.

Though, the company has yet not finalized the location where it would move its factories, but Vietnam is considered to be a preferential location due to cheap labour availability.

Labour in Vietnam costs slightly less than 50 percent than that in China, but is bit costlier than that in Bangladesh and Cambodia. However, all the three countries are experiencing dearth of inputs.

As stated by the Japanese and Vietnamese experts, the later still needs to constitute an agency for inspecting product quality prior to their sell in the market. Presently the quality checks are conducted only at factory levels, they added.

According to the experts, in order to compete with Chinese firms, the Vietnamese businesses need to concentrate on conducting quality checks before delivering the products, upgrading their knowledge of foreign languages and designs and production techniques.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

India's garment exports up 24.93% in September 2017

Textiles | On 16th Oct 2017

India's garment exports up 24.93% in September 2017

The exports of readymade garments from India in September 2017 was...

Low GST rate on zari will generate jobs for women: SRTEPC

Textiles | On 16th Oct 2017

Low GST rate on zari will generate jobs for women: SRTEPC

There will be a rise in the employment for women with the slash in...

Consumers may suffer if no assurance to EU workers in UK

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Oct 2017

Consumers may suffer if no assurance to EU workers in UK

Consumers may suffer if the British Government does not quickly offer ...

Interviews View All

Smarth Bansal
Colorjet India Limited

We would like to venture more companies into the Indian market

Rahul Bhadani
Looksgud

Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome

Rajiv Sirohi
Shara

‘Portugal is taking away a major share of the mill made sector.’

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
76.9%
No
13.8%
Skip
9.2%

Total Votes: 65

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.5%
No
27.7%
Skip
10.8%

Total Votes: 65

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
84.6%
No
10.8%
Skip
4.6%

Total Votes: 65

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
73.8%
No
12.3%
Skip
13.8%

Total Votes: 65


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search