Online report features home accessories, vases, pottery and garden ornaments, plus a listing of more than 100 export suppliers

HO CHI MINH CITY, VietnamThe Hinrich Foundation released the Vietnam Sourcing Report: Home decor 2017 with the support of its partner in export development, Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL).

The online report includes a listing of 102 export suppliers and profiles home accessories, vases and pottery, and garden ornaments. It also features an overview of the industry, new product features, price guides and export data. PDFs of each section are available to download for free online.

Report highlights handcrafted models of various materials

Vietnam has more than 1,700 craft villages which serve as the base of operations for suppliers offering handcrafted ceramic, rattan, bamboo and wooden home decor. Key manufacturing villages are the following:

– Pottery: Bat Trang in Hanoi, Phu Lang in Bac Ninh province, Huong Canh in Vinh Phuc, Lo Chum in Thanh Hoa, Thanh Ha in Quang Nam and Bien Hoa in Dong Nai.

– Rattan or bamboo home decor: Ha Tay, Ha Nam, Thai Binh, Thanh Hoa, Khanh Hoa and Tien Giang provinces.

– Handcarved wooden sculptures: Hanoi, and Hai Duong, Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh and Ha Tay provinces.

Design-wise, the selection for buyers comprises models featuring traditional and modern themes. Options range from typical glazed ceramic vases and lacquer paintings to abstract sculptures made of MDF and novelty-shaped plates.

Suppliers and products

Ngoc Dong Ha Nam, established in 1988, offers handcrafted vases that combine coiled bamboo or rattan with rope. Its selection also includes wall decor made of water hyacinth and seagrass. The company is located in Ha Nam province, about 70km away from Hanoi. Its annual sales reach $3 million.

Another supplier, LC Home, offers ceramic vases and tableware such as bowls, plates, cups and teapots. Among its products are glazed tea sets with handpainted floral artwork. The company was founded in 2011 and is located in Bat Trang Village in Hanoi, an area known for its ceramics.

CAC Vietnam, also in Hanoi, manufactures bowls, vases, paintings, mirrors, candle holders, planters and trays made of MDF. Its selection includes abstract swirl sculptures in bright colors such as neon red, lemon yellow and lime green. The company records sales of about $300,000 annually.

The report further shows:

– In 2016, Vietnam exported about $7.66 billion worth of bamboo, rattan, ceramic, wood and wooden products, according to preliminary data from the General Department of Customs, Ministry of Finance of Vietnam.

– The US, Japan, South Korea and the EU member countries were the main export markets.

– To grow exports, Vietnam makers are having their products certified compliant with internationally recognized product and standards such as those of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ASTM International and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Vietnam Sourcing Report: Home decor 2017 is one of a series of online Sourcing Reports covering emerging Asia supply markets. A full version of the report can be viewed online here.

Other related Sourcing Reports available online are: Home decor, India; and Wooden crafts, Laos.

Sourcing from Vietnam buyer’s guide

To help buyers new to Vietnam sourcing, the Hinrich Foundation has prepared a guide that provides an overview of the industries and products available.

Buyers will also learn how to find and evaluate reliable suppliers, available banking options, common methods of payment, shipping details and steps to avoid or settle trade disputes.

Download the report