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Women's robes in simple designs dominate exports

New women's robes are mostly unadorned or have few decorations applied through uncomplicated methods.

Manufacturers of women's robes in China are concentrating on basic designs to keep prices competitive despite high production expenses. A large number of recently launched models come in a single, solid color. White, black, beige, pink, red, blue, green and purple are the usual choices. For added visual appeal, the collar or pocket edges are sometimes trimmed with lace.

Made of 280gsm polyester, this robe from Ningbo Jiangbei Frigga has a ruffled collar, hem and cuffs.

Patterned versions are available as well. Apart from polka dots, hearts, clubs, stripes and flowers, animal-skin themes are increasingly becoming popular. Motifs are printed, embossed or burned out on select portions or allover the garment.

Several suppliers are releasing styles that have hoods. The head covering may feature decorative pig, bear or dog ears.

To increase product value, many companies are offering sets that include hair wraps and bath gloves. These can be packed in gift boxes. Others are adopting environment-friendly fabrics in their selections. Rayon from bamboo is the top option because its anti-bacterial and -fungal properties make garments resist foul odor. The material also repels static and is hypoallergenic. It is typically blended with polyester or organic cotton.

The design of women's robes from China varies according to the seasons. Summer models often come in woven, reactive-dyed polyester or silk, and reach the hip, knee or calf. They have shawl collars and cuffed sleeves.

Pure polyester or cotton, or 80:20 polyester-nylon terry, flannel, fleece, velour and microfiber are commonly adopted in autumn, winter and spring releases. The textiles, which may be brushed on one or both sides, weigh between 150 and 360gsm.

Materials account for 60 to 70 percent of manufacturing costs, and therefore are the key price determinants.

The least expensive women's robes start at $2.50 and reach $8 per piece. They come in pure polyester satin, or coral or micropolar fleece. Models can also be made of 80:20 polyester-nylon.

Woven types usually weigh 80 to 120gsm, while knitted versions are 150 to 320gsm. Hip-, knee- and calf-length variants have shawl collars, three-quarter or full sleeves, and two pockets. They are often in solid shades. Logos are either embroidered or embossed. Chiffon or lace may trim the collar, cuffs and hem.

Knitted polyester or cotton microfiber, terry, polar fleece, velour and waffle are commonly employed in midrange styles, which go for $9 to $16. Fabrics are between 260 and 360gsm.

Plain and patterned designs are available. Motifs are printed, embossed or burned out. The construction is similar to the products in the low end. Hooded variants and gift sets belong to the intermediate category as well.

High-end women's robes are priced at $17 to $50. They can be made of velour or charmeuse in pure silk, or rayon from bamboo with organic cotton or polyester. Releases often boast allover prints. Several have piping along the collar,while a few adopt down padding. Silk models sometimes feature handpainted figures.

Product gallery

Women's robes price guide


Product gallery

Baifuning Textiles Co. Ltd

Model: BBR122
MOQ: 1,000 pieces
Delivery: 30 days
Price: $4.56
Description: Coral fleece; knitted; 260gsm; solid-colored or printed; 100cm long


Baifuning Textiles Co. Ltd

Model: BBR408
MOQ: 1,000 sets
Delivery: 30 days
Price: $7.20
Description: Microfiber; knitted; 250gsm; pockets; headband; solid-colored or printed; 120cm long


Ningbo Jiangbei Frigga Textile Co. Ltd

Model: 1
MOQ: 1,000 pieces per color
Delivery: 30 to 45 days
Price: $7.25
Description: 100% polyester coral fleece; knitted; 250gsm; hood; printed; sizes S to XL; custom colors


Ningbo Jiangbei Frigga Textile Co. Ltd

Model: 4
MOQ: 1,000 pieces per color
Delivery: 30 to 45 days
Price: $7.96
Description: 100% polyester coral fleece; knitted; 280gsm; dyed, printed; sizes S to XL; custom colors


Qingdao Fantex Clothing Co. Ltd

Model: F10SK1P
MOQ: 300 pieces
Delivery: 45 to 60 days
Description: 100% silk; woven; printed; sizes S, M


Qingdao Fantex Clothing Co. Ltd

Model: F10WF1P
MOQ: 2,000 pieces per color
Delivery: 45 to 60 days
Price: $5
Description: 100% polyester polar fleece; knitted; 190gsm; solid-colored or printed; sizes S to XL; pink, red or gray


Wuxi Hengdai International Trade Co. Ltd

Model: WRGB976
Price: $15
Description: 100% cotton; woven; 100x70 or 40x40; two pockets; yarn-dyed; custom sizes, colors


Zhangjiagang Guoyang Imp. & Exp. Co. Ltd

Model: GY001
MOQ: 1,000 pieces
Delivery: 60 days
Price: $3.80
Description: 100% polyester satin; woven; printed collar, cuffs

Note:This article 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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