Vietnam wicker furniture sourcing report highlights models crafted from bamboo, rattan, water hyacinth
Online report features bedroom, dining and kitchen, living room, and garden and outdoor furniture, plus a listing of over 100 export suppliers
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, March 1, 2017 – The Hinrich Foundation released the Vietnam Sourcing Report: Wicker Furniture 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 bedroom, dining and kitchen, living room, and garden and outdoor furniture. 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.
Among the suppliers in the listing is ATC Furniture Furnishings in Ho Chi Minh City, which provides indoor and outdoor furniture made of rattan and water hyacinth. The company’s selection includes indoor sofa sets with water hyacinth handwoven over wooden frames. These sets feature tables with tempered glass tops.
Another Ho Chi Minh City-based supplier, Viet Products, offers handcrafted furniture, basketware and kitchenware made of bamboo, synthetic rattan, water hyacinth and seagrass. The company’s selection of wicker furniture includes outdoor sets that combine synthetic rattan with powder-coated aluminum or steel frames.
Report highlights handcrafted designs
Vietnam wicker furniture makers are highlighting the craftsmanship involved in the production of their models to differentiate themselves from competitors. Suppliers use both synthetic and natural materials in their products, including PE, rattan, bamboo and water hyacinth wicker.
A key advantage of furniture makers is having access to a pool of craftsmen whose skills have been passed down from previous generations.
Vietnam suppliers also have the advantage of having most raw materials available domestically. Natural rattan can be sourced from provinces in northeastern, north-central and central Vietnam. Bamboo is available from provinces in the northern, southern and central part of the country, while water hyacinth comes mainly from the Mekong Delta region in the south.
The report further shows:
– The country exported $69.3 million worth of furniture made of bamboo, rattan, cane, osier and similar materials in 2015, the most recent data available from the DESA/UNSD, United Nations Comtrade database.
– The U.S. was the top overseas destination, accounting for 40 percent of total exports in 2015.
– At most Vietnam wicker furniture suppliers, OEM orders account for 70 to 80 percent of sales.
Vietnam Sourcing Report: Wicker Furniture 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.
Sourcing from Vietnam buyer’s guide
To help buyers new to Indonesia 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.