China's textile hub, Shaoxing County in Zhejiang Province is planning to build an online sales platform to market the industry worldwide.
According to the Shaoxing Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, China produces more than 70 percent of the world's clothes. About 60 percent of that production comes from Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces.
Sun Chengrong, vice director at a Shaoxing textile industry group, said the area has established itself as a one-stop shop for the world's textile manufacturers and clothing designers.
"If you cannot buy a material for clothes here, you won't be able to find it anywhere else around the world," Sun said. Shaoxing County produced 16 billion meters of dyed fabric last year, 27.7 percent of the national total. According to a China Daily report, Shaoxing's textile industry accounted for more than 60 percent of the county's economic output, with exports of US$6 billion in 2009.
China's textile hub, Shaoxing County in Zhejiang Province produced 16 billion meters of dyed fabric last year, 27.7 percent of the national total. [By Ke Wang / China.org.cn]Local government official Miao Shuixiang said the textile industry of Shaoxing is working towards creating an industrial sector that fosters "technology innovation, sustainable development and a reasonable and defined industry system."
"We try to promote companies that innovate in fabric weaving and dyeing," Miao said. "We aim to be authoritative at home and influential abroad."
Over the coming five years, the Shaoxing local government plans to invest more than 2 billion yuan to build "an online textile city"to promote its achievements worldwide.
Sun said the plan "will concentrate information on the textile industry, trade data and public services by integrating the value chain of information flow, capital flow, logistics and customer relations."1 2 Next