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Online report features fashion, business and travel bags, plus a listing of 100 export suppliers across Vietnam.

HO CHI MINH CITY, VietnamThe Hinrich Foundation released the Vietnam Sourcing: Bags with the support of its partner in export development, Global Sources.

The online report offers import buyers a listing of 100 export suppliers and profiles fashion, business and travel bags. It also features an overview of the industry, new product features, price guides and export data. A PDF of the report is available to download for free online.

Selection of fashion bags in natural materials widens

As eco-consciousness continues to spread in the global market, Vietnam suppliers of fashion bags are adopting fibers from domestically available, renewable resources such as bamboo, rattan, seagrass and water hyacinth.

“Amid the growing number of buyers opting for sustainable, environment-friendly options, suppliers are offering more and more bags made of rattan, water hyacinth, seagrass and bamboo. The local availability of different natural materials also makes it easier to create different designs,” said Ly Nguyen, export consultant of the Hinrich Foundation.

In terms of style, choices range from large traditional beach bags and casual tote to small structured handbags and clutches suitable for a formal dinner as well as casual wear. Floral motifs remain a popular choice for beadwork, appliques and other embellishments.

For business bags, options include portfolios, briefcases, attaché cases, messenger bags and backpacks. Buyers looking for travel bags can choose from a wide range of softside and hardside luggage.

Enhancements in these two categories typically focus on functionality. Recent releases typically have multiple compartments, several of which are specifically designed to hold mobile devices, valuables and other items.

Suppliers and products

Anh Linh Handicraft Export Co., based in Ho Chi Minh City, offers silk handbags with embroidery and beadwork. Its selection includes tote bags fitted with rattan or wooden handles. The company was established in 1990.

Craft Beauty Co. Ltd has been in manufacturing since 2003. The Hanoi-based supplier produces handbags, scarves, pouches, bedding and cushions made of silk.

Viet Anh Handicrafts offers bags and home products made of seagrass, rattan, water hyacinth and bamboo. The company is based in Thanh Hoa province.

The report further shows:

– Vietnam exported approximately $2.2 billion worth of handbags, purses, suitcases, headgear and umbrellas during the period January to August 2018, a year-over-year increase of 0.5 percent, according to General Department of Customs, Ministry of Finance of Vietnam. More than 80 percent of this export value comes from bags.

– The US accounted for about 38 percent of the export value. The other key destinations were Japan, the Netherlands, Germany and China, which together contributed 31 percent to overseas sales.

– Prices of bags in bamboo, rattan and water hyacinth are expected to increase 10 to 20 percent in the next six months due to higher raw material costs. Quotes for travel and business bags made of fabric are projected to go up by 5 to 10 percent.

 

Vietnam Sourcing: Bags is one of a series of online Sourcing Reports covering emerging Asia supply markets. A full version of the report can be viewed here.

 

Other related Sourcing Reports available available on the New Sourcing Markets website are: Fashion accessories & jewelry, Philippines; Leather goods, Indonesia; and Bags & wallets, Laos. The site also offers sourcing reports on other products and suppliers from India, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

Download the report