Inspections to promote home textile development
Nantong Mayor Wang Hui inspected the Nantong International Home Textile Industrial Park on Nov 18 and gave insightful guidance on facilitating the industry's development.
Nantong is the hometown of textiles, and is well-known nationwide for its Haimen Dearshiqiao and Tongzhou Zhihao markets, which are the largest home textile production and trade market bases in China. The two markets were integrated into a larger industrial park to achieve higher quality and larger scale.
Wang, who is also the deputy Party chief of Nantong, first visited Jiangsu Lansiu Home Textile Co Ltd. The company was encouraged to further expand automated production operations, improve the level of intelligence, and promote cost reduction and efficiency enhancement.
The Micro Market located in the industrial park was inspected. The market has a total construction area of 250,000 square meters, and is currently home to more than 500 micro-supply merchants who achieved combined sales of 10 billion yuan ($1.52 billion) in 2019. At a company specialized in printing pattern designs, Wang emphasized the importance of intellectual property protection and improvement of creative design.
The industrial park reported on its preparatory work and the development of the home textile industry at a symposium held after the inspections. Wang stressed that long-term and short-term goals should be pursued at the same time and public supporting facilities ought to be developed in an orderly manner with specific deadlines. There should be targeted measures to improve weak links in the industrial chain such as R&D and design and raw-material gray fabric supply. Wang also underlined that the home textile industry service system should be reinforced in terms of exports, logistics, warehousing and other functions.