Industry Trends

Industry Trends offers you exclusive, actionable intelligence on industry and product trends. This section covers leading companies and designers that greatly influence trends in the fashion industry. It also provides insights into global demand, market research and hot products on e-commerce websites.

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Gallery View: Philippine makers offer handcrafted decor for various holidays

Gallery View: Philippine makers offer handcrafted decor for various holidays

June 07, 2017

Holiday decor suppliers are expanding their selections to include more models for Easter, Halloween and other occasions.

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India craft gift makers releasing more modern, eco-friendly products

India craft gift makers releasing more modern, eco-friendly products

June 05, 2017

Suppliers are adopting traditional patterns in smartphone holders, sling bags, laptop sleeves and other products for the modern consumer.

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Gallery View: India craft gifts showcase local culture, materials

Gallery View: India craft gifts showcase local culture, materials

May 31, 2017

Models feature intricate designs depicting religious and mythical figures, as well as indigenous flora and fauna.

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Laos suppliers offering wooden crafts suited to modern lifestyle

Laos suppliers offering wooden crafts suited to modern lifestyle

May 10, 2017

Makers are expanding their product range to include items such as name card holders and smartphone cases.

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Gallery View: Laos wooden crafts highlight local culture

Gallery View: Laos wooden crafts highlight local culture

May 10, 2017

Wooden home decor, religious art and tableware show the rich culture of Laos and its neighboring countries.

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Vietnam wicker furniture makers leverage local materials, skills

Vietnam wicker furniture makers leverage local materials, skills

April 07, 2017

Suppliers source most of their raw materials domestically, including rattan and water hyacinth.

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Gallery View: Rattan, water hyacinth popular materials in wicker furniture

Gallery View: Rattan, water hyacinth popular materials in wicker furniture

April 05, 2017

Wicker furniture models from Vietnam often have rattan or water hyacinth strips woven over rattan, bamboo, aluminum or wooden frames.

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Gallery View: Indonesia basketware makers offer more shapes, colors

Gallery View: Indonesia basketware makers offer more shapes, colors

March 21, 2017

Among the latest releases from Indonesia basketware suppliers are bicycle-shaped models in pastel shades.

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Eco-friendly handwoven basketware from Indonesia on the rise

Eco-friendly handwoven basketware from Indonesia on the rise

March 20, 2017

The latest releases from Indonesia basketware suppliers include designs made of rattan, water hyacinth and bamboo.

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Gallery View: Philippine furniture makers releasing more space-saving designs

Gallery View: Philippine furniture makers releasing more space-saving designs

March 15, 2017

Furniture suppliers in the Philippines will be expanding their selections of minimalist pieces and multifunction models.

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Philippine furniture makers emphasize quality, design

Philippine furniture makers emphasize quality, design

March 09, 2017

Suppliers are leveraging the craftsmanship and design capability of the Filipinos to offer innovative pieces.

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Gallery View: Vietnam furniture makers use wide range of timber species

Gallery View: Vietnam furniture makers use wide range of timber species

March 03, 2017

Acacia, pine and rubberwood are among the wood species that furniture suppliers typically adopt in their designs.

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Vietnam furniture makers utilize sustainable timber resources

Vietnam furniture makers utilize sustainable timber resources

February 27, 2017

Wooden furniture suppliers use timber from plantations with Forest Stewardship Council certifications, especially for exports to the US and the EU.

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Bags, wallets from Laos highlight skills of local craftsmen

Bags, wallets from Laos highlight skills of local craftsmen

February 20, 2017

Makers differentiate their products through the adoption of handwoven fabrics and handembroidered details.

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Gallery View: India fashion accessories showcase natural materials

Gallery View: India fashion accessories showcase natural materials

February 08, 2017

Suppliers in India use a wide range of natural materials to offer traditional and modern designs.

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India fashion accessory makers leverage domestic availability of materials

India fashion accessory makers leverage domestic availability of materials

February 02, 2017

Suppliers are leveraging their access to various raw materials to offer selections that will appeal to a wide range of buyers.

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Gallery View: Latest toy releases from Vietnam offer multiple play activities

Gallery View: Latest toy releases from Vietnam offer multiple play activities

February 01, 2017

Vietnam toy suppliers are releasing models that encourage mental and physical development.

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Product safety remains top priority of Vietnam toy suppliers

Product safety remains top priority of Vietnam toy suppliers

February 01, 2017

Makers are strengthening their capability to produce competitively priced models that meet international standards.

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Gallery View: Silver jewelry designs from Indonesia range from simple to intricate

Gallery View: Silver jewelry designs from Indonesia range from simple to intricate

January 25, 2017

Upcoming releases will include pieces that feature intricate metalwork. The selection of simple designs will also expand.

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Indonesia's silver jewelry makers highlight traditional motifs

Indonesia's silver jewelry makers highlight traditional motifs

January 24, 2017

Makers are offering handcrafted models that feature Balinese and batik motifs to differentiate their products.

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Gallery View: Basic garments from Vietnam highlight comfort, durability

Gallery View: Basic garments from Vietnam highlight comfort, durability

January 20, 2017

Makers are using fabrics that are breathable and resist shrinking, wrinkling and pilling.

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Vietnam's garments industry benefits from trade deals

Vietnam's garments industry benefits from trade deals

January 19, 2017

Besides reducing trade barriers, Vietnam's free trade agreements have encouraged investment in various stages of the garments and textiles supply chain.

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Philippine design sector gaining strength

Philippine design sector gaining strength

January 16, 2017

The government, private organizations, designers and manufacturers are working together to strengthen and grow the industry.

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Gallery View: Philippine fashion accessories reflect growing social awareness

Gallery View: Philippine fashion accessories reflect growing social awareness

December 20, 2016

Growing social awareness among manufacturers and consumers is encouraging the adoption of indigenous fabrics and recycled materials.

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Fashion accessories from the Philippines highlight natural materials

Fashion accessories from the Philippines highlight natural materials

December 19, 2016

Makers are using coconut shells, ferns and fabrics made of abaca and piña fibers to differentiate their designs.

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Gallery View: Biodegradable gift packaging from Vietnam increasing

Gallery View: Biodegradable gift packaging from Vietnam increasing

November 29, 2016

Suppliers are offering more gift bags and boxes made of biodegradable paper, plastic or fabric.

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Vietnam's gift packaging makers leveraging lower labor costs

Vietnam's gift packaging makers leveraging lower labor costs

November 28, 2016

Export-manufacturers are banking on the price competitiveness, as well as the quality, of their products to boost sales.

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Gallery View: India's selection of 'green' home decor expanding

Gallery View: India's selection of 'green' home decor expanding

November 25, 2016

Suppliers are using sustainable and environment-friendly materials such as sabai, sisal, jute and bamboo in more models.

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India's handcrafted home decor selection continues to grow

India's handcrafted home decor selection continues to grow

November 24, 2016

Suppliers are leveraging their access to various raw materials and skilled artisans to provide a diverse selection.

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Gallery View: Vietnam's gifts & premiums sector offers diverse products

Gallery View: Vietnam's gifts & premiums sector offers diverse products

November 08, 2016

The industry's product selection includes a range of polyresin, glass, plastic, MDF, cork, wood, metal, paper and ceramic models.

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