- Makers adopt exotic leather: To improve profitability, some companies employ exotic skin, including those from ostriches and crocodiles. Domestically sourced materials often come from Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces, while imported inputs are from Japan and Italy.
- Colorful & ornate designs: Suppliers are using bright shades such as orange, pink, yellow, green, red and blue. For enhanced aesthetics, a number of bags are decorated with plaits, fringes, rhinestones and embroidery.
- Price projection: Rising material costs are prompting some companies to increase quotes by up to 10 percent in the next half-year.
- Sales forecast: Manufacturers anticipate declining overseas revenue in the next 12 months because of the continuing financial woes in the EU, where most businesses export their products. To generate more margins, some companies are exploring alternative destinations such as the Middle East, South America, Australia, Southeast Asia and Africa.