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Enterprise Vol 4, 2010: Product Feature: Funky Fashions, Amazing Accessories

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From Aaron Lansing Garment Ltd comes this off-the-shoulder blue Grecian-style dress with a pleated neckline and glittering studs

A funky outfit and an eye-catching fashion accessory are essential to looking good at parties and casual gatherings, where the dazzling creations from Asian suppliers are certain to turn heads.

A definite show-stopper is an off-the-shoulder blue Grecian-style dress with a pleated neckline - model SB93606 from Aaron Lansing Garment Ltd, a Hong Kong manufacturer specialising in ladies' fashion.

"It is a body-hugging polyester dress decorated with studs and laser-cut patterns, both of which are among the hottest fashion features in 2010," says Director Lucia Chong. "The laser-cut designs are made up of slits that give the illusion of being see-through, but there is in fact a thin lining underneath," explains Ms Chong.

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The latest collection from Lilan Fashion Accessories Mfes (Shanghai) Co Ltd includes this light, feminine and soft mohair shawl

"The item is one of our latest range of dresses designed for energetic women who like the sexy look. It can be worn to parties, for example, and is suitable for all seasons," she maintains, adding that the item is unit-priced at US$27.80 FOB Hong Kong.

No chic winter wardrobe is complete without such quirky woolly accessories as a mohair shawl with multicolour knitted balls (model HL1214) from Lilan Fashion Accessories Mfes (Shanghai) Co Ltd, a Chinese mainland supplier of shawls, scarves, gloves and hats. "The use of mohair makes the shawl very light, feminine and soft to the touch. It can be used as both a shawl and a scarf, depending on how you wear it," says Assistant Manager Ching Xu, quoting an approximate unit price of US$10 FOB Shanghai.

"We use mainly imported materials, such as Italian mohair, to make our shawls," she adds. "We target mainly the mid-to-top range of the market of women aged between 25 and 55 years."

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Reap Int'l Co Ltd provides stylish fashion accessories including belts and leather necklaces

Equally important for a cool look is stylish headwear, such as the fashionable ladies' hats made by Nantong Yamato Kouki Garments & Accessories Co Ltd, a mainland manufacturing unit of Japanese firm Takebe Co Ltd.

"All our hats are designed in Japan to complement casual street wear for the young and trendy," says President Shouki Hirata, citing model AW210093 Giraffe as an example.

"It is a unisex hat featuring a giraffe skin print and a narrow brim with white fake fur trim," she notes, advising a unit price of US$4-5 FOB China.

"Fashion for autumn/winter 2010 is gravitating heavily towards the use of fake fur due both to cost and environmental concerns, and we came up with animal-skin prints to complement this trend," she explains.

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Hats such as this giraffe skin print model with narrow brim and white faux fur trim are a speciality of Nantong Yamato Kouki Garments & Accessories Co Ltd

The company's collection of animal-skin print hats also features zebra, leopard and tiger patterns, and is usually made with a combination of acrylic, polyester and nylon. "We can also use other materials upon request," Ms Hirata notes.

A leopard-skin print also graces a 20mm-wide belt, model JEM9319 THC20, from Reap Int'l Co Ltd, a Hong Kong maker of belts, handbags, key chains and leather goods.

"The belt is double-sided with a reversible buckle. One side is made of horsehair and features a leopard-skin print, while the other is made of plain-coloured calf leather," says Sales Executive Kristy Cheng.

"The leopard print imparts a trendy look while calf leather feels more classic. This double-sided feature makes the belt more versatile - enabling it to go with a wide range of outfits," she explains, adding that the FOB Hong Kong unit price of the belt is approximately US$9.90.

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B & A Design Studio specialises in cashmere knitwear such as this jumper featuring a soft and sleek silhouette

"We use only high-quality leather and genuine horsehair to make accessories. Fake horsehair, in particular, feels very different to the touch and isn't suitable for making belts," claims Ms Cheng.

"Nevertheless, real horsehair is valuable and tends to be quite expensive, so if the customer has cost concerns, our advice would be to go for a calf leather belt instead." Reap Int'l also offers a leather necklace with a floral adornment. "The strap of the leather necklace is adjustable and can be lengthened or shortened to suit different outfits and occasions," Ms Cheng explains.

The ability to introduce refreshing new twists into conventional items is shared by Sunlight Enterprises Ltd, a Hong Kong supplier of brooches, necklaces, hair ornaments and key chains that sell mainly to the US, France and the mainland.

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The US, France and Chinese mainland are major markets for Sunlight Enterprises Ltd, which produces fashion accessories such as these rosette brooches made from a zipper

One of its exemplary products is a rosette brooch with a tassel. "The brooch is made from a zip," notes Designer Ivy Wai. "The idea was inspired by the fact that the zip, apart from serving a functional purpose, is now a fashionable garment accessory. The tassel is also an important fashion element this year."

The brooch is offered in six standard colours - grey, purple, pink, black, almond and coffee. "We can also do other colours depending on customers' preferences," Ms Wai adds, quoting a unit price of HK$8 FOB Hong Kong.

The galore of funky dresses and accessories from Asian suppliers certainly promises each and every fashionista the hottest looks in the coolest seasons.


Aaron Lansing Garment Ltd
5/F, Blk A, Fu Hop Fty Bldg
209-211 Wai Yip St
Kwun Tong, Kowloon
Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2389-9902
Fax: 852-2389-9602
Email: inquiry@aaronlansing.com
Web: www.aaronlansing.com
Year Established: 2007
Major Product Categories: ladies' fashion garments
Own Brands & Certificates: -
Minimum Order: 300 pieces
Monthly Production: 50,000 pieces
Delivery Time: 45 days
Factory Size & Location: Guangdong
Workforce: 300
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B & A Design Studio
1020-8 Bang Bae Dong
Seo Cho Gu
Tel: 82-2-583-2174
Fax: 82-2-583-2175
Email: bna4000m@paran.com
Web: www.bna-design.com
Year Established: 2002
Major Product Categories: cashmere, silk
patched knitwear and cut-and-saw items
Own Brands & Certificates: Baneys Ann
Minimum Order: 100 pieces per 2 colours (cashmere), 300 pieces per 2 colours (other composition)
Monthly Production: 20,000 pieces
Delivery Time: 50 days
Factory Size & Location: 400 square metres; Dongguan
Workforce: 50

Nantong Yamato Kouki Garments & Accessories Co Ltd
38 Jiaoyu Rd, Nantong
Jiangsu, China
Tel: 86-513-8522-9466
Fax: 86-513-8522-9205
Email: jinzaijun-dh@163.com
Web: www.takebe-kouki.co.jp/china
Year Established: 1999
Major Product Categories: hats
Own Brands & Certificates: -
Minimum Order: 150 piece per colour
Monthly Production: 120,000 pieces (fabric hats), 150,000 (knitted hats)
Delivery Time: 45 working days
Factory Size & Location: 13,340 square metres; Jiangsu
Workforce: 300

Lilan Fashion Accessories Mfes (Shanghai) Co Ltd
4858 Hutai Rd
Shanghai, 201907
Tel: 86-021-5602-5073
Fax: 86-021-5602-2953
Email: ching@lilansh.com
Web: in redevelopment
Year Established: 1980
Major Product Categories: high-quality clothing accessories (scarves, gloves, hats)
Own Brands & Certificates: Lilan, Lila, Ringogh
Minimum Order: 200 pieces per style per colour
Monthly Production: 100,000-300,000 pieces
Delivery Time: 40-50 days
Factory Size & Location: 10,000 square metres; Shanghai
Workforce: 300

Reap Int'l Co Ltd
Unit 608
Metro Centre II
21 Lam Hing St
Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2904-5111
Fax: 852-2904-5923
Email: ivec@netvigator.com
Web: www.reap-int.com
Year Established: 2002
Major Product Categories: belts, handbags, key holders, leather accessories
Own Brands & Certificates: -
Minimum Order: 120 pieces per item per colour
Monthly Production: 30,000 pieces (belts)
Delivery Time: 35-40 days
Factory Size & Location: 24,000 square feet; Dongguan
Workforce: 100

Sunlight Enterprises Ltd
Rm 5, Flat 1D
Happy Centre
178-182 Cheung Sha Wan Rd
Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
Tel: 852-2498-8609
Fax: 852-2728-3600
Email: mike@yingfunghong.com
Web: www.yingfunghong.com
Year Established: 2001
Major Product Categories: necklaces, brooches, hair ornaments, key chains
Own Brands & Certificates: -
Minimum Order: 300 pieces
Monthly Production: 10,000 pieces
Delivery Time: 1-2 weeks
Factory Size & Location: 300 square metres
Workforce: 50
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