Handmade Chinese language wedding robes are displayed in a manufacturing unit in Lu”an, Anhui province, in Might. [YUAN JIE/CHINA DAILY]

Township’s bridal robe trade reaches annual output worth of over 2 billion yuan, presents extra job alternatives in Anhui province

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At some point in early Might, Solar Xiaolong and his fiancee walked right into a wedding costume store in a township within the metropolis of Lu’an in East China’s Anhui province.

About two hours later, the younger couple walked out with three bridal robes of Western and conventional Chinese language types.

“The clothes value merely 1,500 yuan ($215), whereas renting from a wedding service firm would require rather more,” mentioned Solar.

With 1000’s of wedding costume factories and outlets, the township of Dingji is without doubt one of the largest manufacturing and gross sales hubs for bridal robes in China.

Lu’an usually sells about 25,000 wedding clothes and different attire every day, in response to Yang Xuejun, president of Yu’an district’s wedding costume trade affiliation. He mentioned a lot of the clothes are produced in Dingji.

The export worth of the township’s wedding garments trade reached $40 million in 2019, in response to a neighborhood official.

Xu Changying, a businessman, mentioned his merchandise have at all times been accessible in abroad markets, particularly in the US and Europe.

“Nevertheless it was very exhausting to know the commerce quantity, because the export enterprise has been principally accomplished by middleman corporations from cities like Suzhou and Guangzhou,” mentioned Xu.

Suzhou, in neighboring Jiangsu province, is the most important commerce middle in China for wedding clothes, with a home market share of about 70 %. However Xu estimates that 60 % of the merchandise bought by Suzhou-based merchants are made in Lu’an.

“About 70 % of enterprise homeowners and staff in Suzhou are from Lu’an. Lately, an growing variety of vegetation have moved from Suzhou to Dingji as extra trade exercise shifted there,” mentioned Xu, who moved again to Dingji in 2010 .

Xu, a Dingji native, migrated to Suzhou in 1992 to work as a bridal robe manufacturing unit employee. After accumulating manufacturing and gross sales expertise, he invested greater than 50,000 yuan in establishing a workshop in Suzhou in 1994, when the nation’s annual common per capita earnings for city residents was merely 3,179 yuan.

Prospects rosy for Lu’an wedding dresses

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