In today’s modern, fast-paced world, people get overwhelmed and stressed easily. The home is a place to de-stress, relax and feel comfortable. In uncertain times, people put focus on the home, find peace in simplicity from natural materials and neutral, earthy tones (Trend Bible, 2021).
We’re excited to introduce you to our newest homeware collection The Neutral Accents 2021 with new color trends, which will benefit both your business and your customers.
Our homeware products are carefully crafted from natural fibers that were dried by our artisans. That’s why they have neutral color variations and give a warm, calm feel to homes. In addition, when it comes to neutral colors, they can fit perfectly into any décor and existing textures.
Here comes our distinctive products that were originally designed by our R&D team. We make full use of trend research, manufacturing knowledge and customer feedback in product design and development. Particularly, our new collection is based on customer insights, so we ensure that these products cater to the market demands.
In our new collection, we take full advantage of our manufacturing strengths and focused materials. Therefore, we are committed to shorter production time and value-driven prices for your orders. Especially with foldable designs, our products also enable you to greatly reduce shipping costs.
If you are also looking for new vibes of homewares, let’s give a try to our new collection The Neutral Accents 2021 to discover interior color trends in 2021 and distinctive products to your brand!
Have you experienced buying eco-friendly products wholesale yet? It is essential to get updated on the best time to order that helps you scale up. This article will give you specific information about when to buy eco-friendly products in bulk from Vietnam based on our exporting experience. Let’s find it out now!
The best time you should buy eco-friendly products wholesale
According to our expert Production team and eco-friendly suppliers from Vietnam, it is highly recommended that your order should go into mass production between April and August. So it means that you should start to find eco-friendly products and reliable suppliers at least two months before mass production (from February to June). Also, please be noted that the quotation and sampling process may often take more than one month.
The importance of knowing the right time to order
Knowing the right time to order really matters because it will enable you to gain maximum benefits for your business. Specifically, how can you benefit from this time?
Lower material costs
In Vietnam, there is almost no serious shortage of natural materials (seagrass, water hyacinth, rattan, bamboo) between April and August. Bad weather and floods are main factors that do harm to natural materials, which often occurs from October to December. That causes a significant rise in material cost.
To be specific, water hyacinth is one of the fastest-growing plants, covering natural freshwater surfaces. In October 2020, severe floods in Central Vietnam led to a serious shortage of this material because the polluted water caused a number of water hyacinths to be dead or of bad quality.
Another case is seagrass, growing in several Northern provinces of Vietnam. In the harvest period in October, seagrass sometimes can be flooded with water and get rotten. That pushes up its cost very high due to its lack of material for producing eco-friendly products.
Shorter production time
Between April and August, the production runs quite smoothly, leading to a shorter production time than other months.
From September to March, many factories often operate at the maximum capacity because there are many big orders placed by large global buyers. Therefore, the production for eco-friendly products in large quantities can be in slow progress and take a much longer time.
In Vietnam, the peak season is often 1 month before and after our Lunar New Year (Tet Holiday). After celebrating our Tet holiday, the craftspeople normally spend the whole first month on their seasonal farming. It means the production of eco products is temporarily halted until the weavers are back to work at the factory.
Better delivery with lower cost
The delivery time is invariably longer in the fourth quarter and the first quarter of next year. Particularly, the demand for transportation services increases greatly during Christmas, which results in congestion or shipment delays.
The shipping cost is really high now due to the negative impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. However, it can be getting much more expensive during high seasons such as Christmas and New Year.
Natural materials and homeware ordering processes may be influenced by many factors. From the view of experienced manufacturers in Vietnam, the best time to buy eco-friendly products wholesale (in bulk) is between April and August to benefit your business most.
The tradition of weaving in Vietnam dated back hundreds of years. Our local weavers, as known as artisans, have continuously developed many weaving styles with natural seagrass to create eco-friendly woven baskets that are both functional and stylish. This article will focus on five seagrass weaving styles from our Vietnamese skilled artisans. Now let’s dive in and discover each style in detail!
1. Coiled seagrass
This seagrass weaving style is normally known as “Cói xiên” (/koi sien/) in Vietnam, either made by hand or with a machine. So how can we make coiled seagrass baskets? To be more specific, here is the weaving process: After harvesting and processing seagrass properly, our artisans start to split seagrass into thin fibers. Once selected, the beautiful long seagrass fibers will be coiled with recycled plastic strings in a wooden frame (half-round shape).
Coiling with seagrass is the way our local weavers make patterns on each basket, for example floral and geometric patterns.
The coiling technique is also commonly applied by our local artisans in Vietnam because it offers the sturdiest structure for baskets in comparison with other types. Coiled seagrass baskets even keep good shape when they carry heavy items inside for a long time. That’s why it can function as seagrass laundry baskets, storage bins and baby moses baskets.
2. Twisted seagrass
Twisted seagrass, “cói se” (/koi se/) in Vietnam, is a material created either by hand or with a machine. At first, once split, seagrass fibers are twisted to become a cohesive string (as known as a twisted seagrass string). In order to create finished baskets, our artisans either wrap these strings around steel frames or weave these strings with each other.
Our artisans often combine seagrass with steel frames to deliver a high level of sturdiness for baskets, turning them into practical storage additions to the living space. Besides, without metal, seagrass baskets are still strong and durable for diverse uses for household essentials from small odds-and-ends, toys to clothes. Can it look more colorful? Definitely yes, our artisans often dye or paint on each basket to add bohemian style to it.
Can you guess what “split seagrass” (“Cói chẻ” (/koi che/) in Vietnam) means? As we already mentioned above, once dried and processed, seagrass is often split into long thin fibers by machines to ensure consistency. Our artisans weave seagrass fibers neatly around a frame to give a better shape for products.
Regarding split seagrass baskets, they are soft but super strong for storage purposes in any room from living room, bedroom, laundry to kitchen. The quality can be assured thanks to the seagrass’s characteristics: durable. However, it is true that the shape of these baskets may be easily deformed if put inside with heavy things or used for a long time.
Similar to twisted seagrass, split seagrass fibers can be dyed with colors before being woven into a finished item to make storage baskets stylish and charming. Let’s see split seagrass baskets with many sorts of colors, sizes and shapes below!
4. Pressed seagrass
Another seagrass weaving style is “Cói dập” (/koi zap/) in Vietnam, which is called pressed or flat seagrass. As you might know, many belly baskets are made from pressed seagrass fibers. Do you wonder how pressed seagrass is made? Seagrass fibers are pressed to become soft and flat as well, then our local artisans will weave these fibers together, commonly by hand without using a mold.
Pressed seagrass is mostly utilized for making storage belly baskets with different sizes from small to large. Impressively, soft belly baskets can be folded in half for extra convenience for your customers when not in use.
Soft and flat, belly baskets are easily decorated based upon customers’ preference. We commonly see belly baskets in the natural color of seagrass with some attached pom-pom and leather handles. That’s not all! Our artisans also dye seagrass fibers before weaving them into baskets, or directly paint or draw patterns by hand to make an appealing belly basket.
5. Braided seagrass
Last but not least, here comes the last seagrass weaving style – Braided seagrass, also known as – “Cói dóc” (/koi zok/) in Vietnamese! Now, come and see how we make storage baskets from braided seagrass material.
Firstly, after being split, seagrass fibers are braided into a long cohesive string. Then, these braided strings will be wrapped around steel frames and sewn neatly to form storage baskets. Braided strings are so durable and rustic that these baskets best serve for storage in the houses, no matter what your customers put into.
Braided seagrass is either painted or dyed with other colors to make finished products more striking. Like other seagrass baskets, those made of braided seagrass are also designed with built-in or leather handles for ease of use and decorative purposes.
The creativity doesn’t stop there. Our local artisans can add flowers and decorative patterns that give baskets a natural yet charming accent in the interior space. Let’s take a look at several exquisite braided seagrass baskets and their natural vibes!
If you are looking for more eco-products made from seagrass, particularly seagrass baskets, just feel free to access our 2021 Homeware Selectionhere!
Now it’s time for you to explore how each seagrass weaving style matches any decor and any space!
As the COVID-19 crisis still drags on, consumers focus primarily on health and well-being, thus spend more time on domestic activities such as cooking and home improvement, according to McKinsey (2020). As a result, intent to purchase home storage items post-COVID-19 has strengthened significantly.
Based on the in-depth market research, we translate insights into products that meet your consumers’ needs and help your business thrive in the time of uncertainty. Here comes Back to basic – Efficient solutions for home storage and decoration in 2021. Let’s check out our newest collection!
As a global priority in recent years, sustainability is more likely to be a big factor of purchase decisions during post-pandemic. Instead of consuming less, consumers consume more responsibly for ‘green’ products made of natural materials.
Understanding consumer trends, we utilize natural materials – seagrass & water hyacinth for our newest collection. These natural materials are fast-growing throughout Vietnam without the use of toxic substances in both planting and production process. Seagrass and water hyacinth are also 100% renewable and biodegradable, so our baskets ensures no harm to the environment. What’s more, our eco-friendly products can be reused, recycled and upcycled.
Sturdiness is a key factor that drives your customers to buy storage products. That’s why we create the unique combination of many materials for our collection – Back to basic. You might wonder, why can this combination bring sturdiness to each basket?
Here it is! Two durable materials – seagrass & water hyacinth are carefully woven over a solid frame in basic shapes. Thus, this combination creates well-constructed baskets that ideally store heavy items in perfect safety and suit long-term uses.
Shared living is an international trend on the rise due to expensive housing prices and rapid urbanisation. With the limited living space, consumer demand for home storage continues to grow rapidly, along with a preference for multi-purpose, convenient furniture products.
Back to basic includes over 50 designs with two product lines: Basic & Rustic that put functionality and convenience at their core.
Let’s take a look! Basic items brings simple yet elegant vibes that fit into any interior décor while Rustic items create a rustic charm to the houses with the unique coiling style. With two lines, our new collection will easily suit your customers’ choices to decorate their home.
Our storage baskets are also effective solutions to your customers. With basic shapes, the baskets keep the household items inside to make rooms highly organized. Added to this, strong handles will give ease of use and portability so that consumers can carry baskets room-to-room. Made of natural materials, our lightweight storage items cause no harm to your customers.
Why can we bringing cost-effective solutions to your business with Back to basic? With this new collection, we applied modern technology in our manufacturing process and the specialist skills of our experienced local artisans. Thus, we can implement production management better, then ensure product consistency in the long term.
Added to this, you can get our creatively crafted products at higher quality in comparison with others in the same price range.
Now, let’s go into details and figure out Back to basic– our new collection of home storage & decoration to see what can bring uniqueness to your brand!
It is now widely recognised that we have done a lot of damage to our environment. The consequences are evident in global warming to the plastic islands that float in the pacific. Pollutants are a key component of pollution and are generally waste materials in different forms. Pollution disturbs our ecosystem and the balance of the environment.
One of the biggest offenders against the environment is plastic. You can find tons of information about the harm that plastic does in the countless scholarly articles and documentary videos that speak at length on PLASTIC.
Some of the key issues with plastic is that it is durable and slow to degrade and it is cost effective for almost any industry to use some sort of plastic material at some point of its product lifecycle. From containers, beverage bottles, packing straps and tarps, and synthetic nylon materials used in fishing line, all and more become debris with long staying power.
As people’s understanding of the harmful effects plastics have on the environment there has been a shift in consumer behavior to prefer materials that are eco-friendly. This also holds true even in the home decor industry. Which is why there has been a siginifcant increase in home decor products that use eco-friendly materials. At Artex Nam An we are using natural materials to provide consumers with functional and beautiful designs. We use:
Our products have a variety of uses in home and commercial decoration. With their high level of function as storage baskets, hampers, vases, trays or planters. Our products and designs are growing with consumer buying patterns. What makes them such a promising material for modern life is its combination of tensile strength, light weight, and incredable fast-growing renewable nature. Especially, Bamboo as it can be found across the world.
If your current collections of decoration are missing an eco-friendly product line or if you are just after quality handmade baskets, trays, planter or vases please reach out to us at [email protected]!
All of them are developed by our creative R&D team with a high level of attention to detail. Their designs follow the new trend in the handicraft industry – Open weave. With natural elegant colors and made from mixed materials, these items are unique in their own way and can bring great inspirational value to your customers’ homes.
It is worth noting that we can customize these designs to your requirements. Therefore, if you would like us to customize the designs for you, please let us know. Or should you want to place an inquiry for these newest designs, don’t hesitate to contact us via [email protected]
Between every idea and the end result is journey. With our company the idea is simple, provide beautiful handcrafted functional home decor pieces for people around the world to enjoy. The end result is having our pieces showcased in peoples houses from Dubai to L.A. In between our idea and our goal is a lot of action, communication, moving parts, and the convergence of similar ideas. These similar ideas come from our customers who are also wanting to share these artisan pieces in their local markets. But more often than not for them this can be a difficult task from finding the right manufacturers, managing costs, and maintaining deadlines. This is how Artex Nam An is able to bridge the gap between your idea and the end result.
While we know we are in the business of handicraft, we also know that we are offering something much greater than just our excellent designs. We are also offering our relationships with specialized factories around Viet Nam. We are offering our cumulative design knowledge and expertise in creating unique pieces that will set itself apart from the competition in your markets. We also offer the convenience of connecting an age old industry with technology to aid in creating more dependable quality control, product manufacturing updates and logistical support. We know that the journey can have a million different things go wrong, which is why we have established procedures and process to mitigate risks in our deliverables such as additional quality control, an in-house product designer to provide the factory with dimensioned digital samples and a purchasing team dedicated to getting you the best quality pieces for your money. Finally we understand that communication is one of the most important aspects of our business model. This is why our team consists of high level English speakers who can understand your ideas thoroughly and translate them to our factory partners and artisans.
Importing products from a developing country can be difficult whether you are a new retailer looking to source your own product line or you are an established distributor selling to big box stores. We at Artex Nam An are dedicated to insuring that we make this journey an easier one for you.
The first thing you need to do is sit down and set your goals. Diana Scharf Hunt said “Goals are dreams with deadlines.” A lot of times, people are thrown off by the idea of taking the time to set their goals.
Welcome to our Collection of 30 best interior decorating items in September 2019. Included in this Catalogue are unique items of Baskets, Vases, Planters, Trays, and Lampshades that your customers will love.
In an effort to be a world class leader in home decor handicraft products we continually seek to improve ourselves to insure that we are offer top tier services to our customers. This year we have dedicated resources to improving our R&D team. The results of this have been launching a new and improved catalog of products. Which if you haven’t seen please check out that here:
Another result of these resources has been the development of our digital sample creation program. We know offer our customers the opportunity to digitally design and create samples. Taking your ideas, input and designs and digitalizing them through SketchUp and AutoCad. This allows us to save customers money by first creating a range of digital product samples and only moving forward with the best samples to get made by our factories. Further, with our improved R&D Department we have a dedicated team focused on creating a database of knowledge in handicraft and home decor to help guide our customers on industry best practices, growing style trends and innovative cost saving techniques. This knowledge and experience is offered in the development stages and with a team dedicated to being the best in the business we are confident in our abilities to create beautiful products that will sell well in your respected markets.
We are excited to now be offering our customers these services and look forward to working with you to develop your next best selling home decor products. Please contact us at [email protected] with your ideas and lets create something beautiful.
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Artex Nam An is a Vietnam manufacturer & exporter that delivers global businesses beautiful & functional eco-friendly products at highest quality.
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