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Exquisite And Ornamental(HKTDC Fashion - Fabrics & Accessories, Vol 01,2003)

Vol 1, 2003

 

Product Features

Sheer Variety
Lace & Silk

Charming Accessories
Novelty Buttons

Exquisite And Ornamental
Bows & Rosettes

Exquisite And Ornamental

Bows & Rosettes

Skyking Creations Ltd makes fancy rosettes and bows such as this checked rosette with beaded centre (right).

BOWS and rosettes, used to adorn garments for centuries, are today exquisitely handcrafted items available from Hong Kong manufacturers at very competitive prices.

For a fancy flourish and a sophisticated twist, Skyking Creations Ltd specializes in handmade bows and rosettes skilfully created from satin ribbon and organza. Added pearls and sequins give texture and sparkle.

Ribbon comes from throughout Asia. "Japanese ribbon is the best quality but, if a customer prefers a cheaper price, ribbon from the Chinese mainland is quite acceptable," says marketing manager Wendy Cheung.

A handmade rosette, model AF125, sells for US$8 FOB Hong Kong per gross, and is typical of the range. "This season's favourites include lace bows with bead stitching and multi-coloured embroidery bows," says Cheung.

About 70% of business is for OEMs, while the company also provides its own designs, particularly for badges and trimming.

Skyking Creations, producing ribbon items for more than a decade at a 150-worker factory on the mainland, has established a loyal clientele.

"Many clients cite quality as the reason for repeat orders as we are very careful," says Cheung. "We have a QC team of 10 carrying out full checks before shipment."

The minimum order varies from 500 pieces to 500 gross depending on the item and delivery takes 15-30 days after order confirmation.

Another manufacturer, Beta Wealth Co Ltd, offers bows for every occasion: Christmas, for the arrival of a baby and for weddings, all skilfully created by hand to the highest quality.

"A handmade bow, while labour intensive, tends to guarantee top quality," says marketing officer Jobia Keung.

The company offers a stunning range of choice with a catalogue featuring bows made from 100% polyester ribbon, grosgrain, sheer and gingham. Other fabrics may be available on request.

"We can do any colour," says Keung. "The customer needs only provide a sample of the fabric and we will do a dye-match," she says.

Further highlighting of bows comes with the use of sequins, pearls, rhinestones and Chinese cord.

Beta Wealth owns two factories on the Chinese mainland, one making ribbon and one housing the production lines. Around 70% of orders are from customers in the US. Keung says the company hopes to expand business worldwide during the next few years.

A minimum order is negotiable. "We usually say 50 gross per colour, per style," says Keung. "However, if we have stock we can accept a smaller number." Delivery time is about 3-4 weeks.

Cute bows for children's clothing are a favourite at Acantex Trading Co, and checks and dots are currently hip designs among the very young crowd.

The company also makes a full range of handmade bows for adult garments. "We can make bows from satin, nylon, organza and cotton," says export manager Tony Chan.

Bows come decorated with sequins, motifs, bead trimming and rhinestones, while computer-embroidered badges are also available.

Prices range from US$0.15-0.64 per dozen FOB Hong Kong. "We have a full production line on the mainland, which enables us to keep costs low," explains Chan.

The majority of business is OEM orders. "Pre-production samples are ready in 7-10 days," says Chan.

Current markets include the US and Europe, while the company hopes to expand into the Middle East and South America. Minimum order is 500 dozen bows and rosettes and delivery takes 2-3 weeks.

Papillon Ribbon & Bow (HK) Ltd produces a staggering three million yards of ribbon at its 20,000-square-foot factory on the Chinese mainland.

There is a full range of bows and rosettes made from polyester satin ribbon, nylon sheer and grosgrain ribbon. These items are suitable for lingerie, children's wear, packaging and toys. The company also produces shoulder straps, beading and corded items.

Papillon has designers based in New York and Montreal. "This helps us keep at the cutting edge of the fashion industry," says merchandising manager Agnes Poon.

She says Papillon concentrates on high-quality goods. "We prefer to use 100% polyester ribbon as this material is dry-cleanable, does not need ironing and has less than 3% shrinkage."

Papillon exports to customers in Asia, the US and Europe and is exploring business opportunities on the mainland. "China offers very good potential," says Poon.

Minimum order is 10,000 yards for dye-to-match items; while for running colours, there is a minimum order value of US$500. Delivery may take only three days for stock items while made-to-order goods usually take about two weeks.

WRITTEN BY MAGGIE HOLMES

Contact Details

Acantex Trading Co
Flat 51, 13/F,
Profit Ind Bldg
1-15 Kwai Fung Crescent, Kwai Chung
New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2572-2087
Fax: 852-2572-8341
E-mail: acantex@hkstar.com

Beta Wealth Co Ltd
PO Box 25965
Harbour Bldg Post Office
Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2850-7812
Fax: 852-2851-2972
E-mail: info@betawealth.com.hk

Dragon Max Industrial Ltd
Flat E, 3/F, Blk 4
Golden Dragon Ind Centre
182-190 Tai Lin Pai Rd, Kwai Chung
New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2389-8378
Fax: 852-2389-8738
E-mail: dragmax@netvigator.com

Papillon Ribbon & Bow (HK) Ltd
15/F, Pat Tat Ind Bldg
1 Pat Tat St, San Po Kong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2323-8818
Fax: 852-2321-9225
E-mail: bennytong@papillonhk.com

Powick Ltd
Rm 2005, Kai Tak Commercial Bldg
317-321 Des Voeux Rd Central
Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2541-4875
Fax: 852-2541-4970
E-mail: powickltd@netvigator.com

Skyking Creations Ltd
720-721 Int'l Trade Centre
11-19 Sha Tsui Rd, Tsuen Wan
New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2412-1138
Fax: 852-2411-6545
E-mail: info@skyking.com.hk

Wa Tai Garment & Jewellery Accessories Co Ltd
Rm 13D, Wei Yin Centre
123 Tung Chau St, Tai Kok Tsui
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2779-9618
Fax: 852-2309-7550
E-mail: info@watai.com.hk


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