● Shishi Clothes Wholesale Market

Fujian Shishi Clothes Wholesale Market

Fujian Shishi Clothes Wholesale Market consists of 18 clothing wholesales streets, nearly spreading over the entire city (including Dalun Street, Yuejin Passage, Chenghuang Street and so on). 6 business industry cities (Zhongcheng fashionable clothing centre, overseas commercial centre, Zhongqiao businessmen building, Yaozhong building, global market and so on) and 8 different categories of ready-made clothing specialized market made up by altogether more than 8,000 clothing stores.

Located in the southeast coast of Fujian Province with a long coastal line around it, Shishi is an experimental zone of the province as well as a window to Taiwan Strait. Enjoying the fame of China's Famous Town of Casual Wear and Fabrics China Casual Wear Trend Release Platform, the city of Shishi is keen to become a world-class leisure garment center.It led the correlation of clothing wholesale market. At present, there are altogether 5 clothing wholesale markets in the city, the scale ranks second in the national clothing market.

Alongside the process of globalization, the textile and garment manufacturing sector in China is forming industry clusters to stay competitive. As the China's Famous Town of Casual Wear, Shishi's textile and garment industry has become a pillar of the city's economy and a driver of future economic growth.

One main wholesale market for clothes in Shishi is Shishi Clothing City . Currently there are about 1,000 shops in the clothing wholesale market. It is located on Nanyang Road, in the southern part of the city. here are many other clothing markets in Shishi - for example, Qiaoxiang Commercial City , Zhongxin Fashion City , Yaozhong Plaza , Zhongqiao Commercial Plaza , Global Market .

Complete industrial chain

Since 1980, the city of Shishi has already established a complete textile and garment industrial chain in this 20 years, oriented with the garment processing, composing of various aspects of man-made fiber, textiles, dyeing and finishing, fabrics, accessories, garment production, product R&D, marketing and so on, with obvious advantages of the industrial cluster.

According to the statistics, to date, there are 5,000 textile and garment enterprises in the city of Shishi, with an industrial output of 37.5 billion Yuan in 2008. Besides, several international well-known garment brands were attracted to purchase raw material and do business here in Shishi, leading to nearly half of the total production were exported into the overseas markets.

Furthermore, with an international garment logistic center in the city of Shishi - Shishi Fashion City (with a total investment of RMB 1.5 billion Yuan), which has become one of top ten garment wholesale markets in China, and of top ten innovation markets in China, since it started business in 2005, Shishi has become a key step in the global industrial chain of garment-processing trade, and one of the five multinational garment-purchasing bases in China.

According to the introduction, the fabrics enterprises in Shishi are famous for their quickly market reaction ability and high-level production research and development ability: 1000 textile fabrics enterprises could reach an output of 300,000 tons of knitted fabrics, and 600 million meters of shuttleless fabrics.

"Among these enterprises, ten are certificated by the National Textile Development Center as the pioneer plants. For example, in our Shishi pavilion this time, during this 15th Intertextile exhibition, the Inoval Group is was entitled as the "China's Development Base of Casual Fabric" by the National Textiles Development Center, the Gaiqi Group is authorized as the 'China T-Shirt R&D Center', and so on." Said Huang Nankang (the Acting Mayor of the city of Shishi), "those enterprises actively cooperated with domestic and overseas research and development organizations, meanwhile, they focus on the fashion, technology as well as the technique level of the products, which have improved their industrial production markedly."

Besides, there are more than 70 dyeing and finishing enterprises and 600 accessories companies in Shishi, with an industrial output of 4.35 billion Yuan, and five billion Yuan, respectively. Moreover, in recent years, Shishi garment enterprises have been setting up retail chains, franchising and e-commerce, integrating wholesale and retail sales in one city. Apart from setting up large-scale sourcing centers, Shishi's fabrics enterprises have also opened more than 1100 exclusive stores, alliance stores and franchised stores around China, and shipped abroad their products in to the markets in Europe, America, Mid-east, Taiwan, Hong Kong and so on.

Huang Nankang expressed: "the complete industrial chain is a traditional advantage, as well as a core competitiveness of the textile and apparel industry in the City of Shishi. In the future, Shishi would go on enhancing the integration of industrial chain, in order to improve the competitiveness of the industrial clusters in Shishi significantly. "


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