Chaozhou Qiaodong Garment Fty
ISO 9001:2000-certified Chaozhou Qiaodong has
been manufacturing sleepwear, casual wear, evening
dresses and wedding gowns for more than 20 years.
Sleepwear accounts for 40 percent of output, the
sale of which accounted for 80 percent of the
company's total turnover.
All sleepwear output is exported to OEM clients
based mainly in the EU and North America. Dove of
France and Keds of Israel are among the company's
The company produces low-end and midrange
nightshirts and nightgowns, and pajamas for men and
women. Knitted designs account for 70 percent of all
sleepwear output and women's models, 80 percent.
Sleepwear designs are made mostly of pure cotton,
satin, polyester and nylon. The fabric is sourced
mainly in Zhejiang province because suppliers there
can offer more competitive prices for the material.
Accessories such as lace, buttons and ribbons are
sourced within Guangdong province.
Prices range from US$1.50 to US$5 per piece or
set. Higher raw material and labor costs have
affected production expenses, prompting the company
to raise export prices up to 5 percent in the next
The company invests US$40,000 annually in its
18-person R&D, tasked mainly to develop and improve
buyers' designs. However, the team also creates its
own designs and releases more than 1,000 new styles
each year. It usually takes five days to develop a
new model, which is designed mostly by hand.
Chaozhou Qiaodong's 500-worker, 20,000sqm factory
has separate workshops for sampling, cutting,
sewing, finishing and embroidery. Printing is
The four-building facility is located five
minutes away from downtown Chaozhou. In the sampling
workshop, there are 12 workers creating patterns
according to design specifications. The cutting
section has six cutting boards and six machines
sourced from the US. The machines can cut a stack of
fabric as thick as 20cm.
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