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Broad material options expand robes selection

 

Makers are employing various constructions of cotton, silk and polyester to yield models suitable for different seasons.

 

TOP TRENDS

  • Fabric variety: China suppliers are adopting skin-friendly, moisture-absorbent and warmth-retentive materials in recently launched robes. They also choose textiles appropriate for specific seasons. Summer designs come mostly in cotton, cotton-silk and other lightweight fabrics, while those for spring and fall are made of polyester satin, velour or fleece. Winter variants have a cotton or T/C shell, polyester padding and pile textile lining.
  • Colors & patterns: Blue, pink, gray, and camel and coffee brown are currently popular. As regards motifs, florals, plaids, hearts and animal-skin themes such as leopard spots and tiger stripes are still trendy. The decoration can be allover or localized.
  • Price forecast: Quotes will likely remain unchanged in the next six months. While material costs are going down, companies expect labor outlay to escalate further and the yuan to continue gaining strength.
  • Sales projections: Banking on an expanded clientele, manufacturers anticipate 2012 revenue from foreign transactions to increase between 10 and 20 percent.


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Cinetex Mfg Inc.
Model: Cinetex-55
Description: Women’s robe; 55:45 silk-cotton; woven; shawl collar; floral print; sizes S to XL; polybag packaging

 Robe

King Hwa Dee Textile Co. Ltd
Model: KHD-123
Description: Women’s robe; 100% polyester coral fleece; 280gsm; knitted; shawl collar; custom print

 Robe

Mayfair Accessories International Ltd
Model: MBD-66
Description: Women’s robe; 100% polyester coral fleece; shawl collar; custom print; sizes S to XXL

 Robe

Qingdao Fantex Clothing Co. Ltd
Model: FT200
Description: Men’s robe; 100% polyester coral fleece; 260gsm; knitted; shawl collar; printed plaid; sizes S to XL; polybag packaging

 Robe

Qingdao Textiles Group Apparel Co. Ltd
Model: MensRobe
Description: Men’s robe; 100% cotton or CVC; coral fleece or velour lining

 Robe

Qingdao Ying Tex Co. Ltd
Model: 3246
Description: Women’s hooded robe; 100% polyester coral fleece; printed pattern; sizes S to XXL


Note: This article "Broad material options expand robes selection" was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through our e-magazines, trade shows and industry research.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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