Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The business of luxury in China

The business of luxury in China Local slippers slippers trodden China  Handoyo Already falling down the stairs anyway. That was the expression suitable to describe the condition of the craftsmen slippers in the village Wedoro in Sidoarjo. Yet after being hit by the increase in raw materials, now they have to compete with the slippers from China are much cheaper 

price.Problems like endless whack the craftsmen slippers in the village Wedoro, District Waru, Sidoarjo regency, East .Jawa. Having felt the bitterness rising raw material prices, now, crafters sandals in Wedoro have to deal with a flood of Chinese-made sandalsbusiness of luxury design Understandably, slippers made in China that has undermined the market slippers in Surabaya and surrounding areas that had been occupied crafters sandals from Wedoro. Product sandals made in this Wedoro defeated because sandals from China have many options but with nan cheap price.Data import of footwear in the Ministry of Commerce said, alaskaki imports (including slippers and shoes) last year rose 96.76%, from US $ 3.4 million in January 2010 amounted to USS 6.69 million in January 2011. "Our products increasingly marginalized, "complained Soliqah, crafters sandals in Wedoro.Effective free trade agreements ASEAN-China Free Trade Agrement (ACFTA) in 2010, was also an impact on traders slippers.See, now that many traders prefer to sell sandals slippers Chinese imports than selling homemade sandals of the craftsmen of Wedoro.Depreciation sales artisans contributed to the decline in revenue. The condition is exacerbated by the increase in production costs due to raw material price equal meroketkeluhan perceived Muhammad Haris, also craftsmen slippers in Wedoro. Indeed Haris fate is not much different with Soliqah. Haris artificial sandal market is also porous crushed sandals imported from China. "Three shop sandals sell my products in Surabaya now turn sell Chinese products," said Haris.Haris says, before Chinese slippers bloom sold in the domestic market, every week, Haris able to sell 200-300 score slippers each waiting. "Now my homemade sandals sold only 20 scores alone," complained Haris, masgul.Of course, the defeat of selling products or Soliqah with slippers products uan China also cut its profit Haris. Before the domestic market flooded slippers Chinese products. Haris ma.sih can quote profits 40% of the turnover. "Now looking for a 10% profit is difficult," said Haris.Haris describe sepinya order. According to him, last year, well ahead of Ramadan is the most populous of the craftsmen working time in the village Wedoro. Many traders booked sandal slippers for Eid needs. "It used to be hard to relax, but now kanu lot of casual," said Haris.Of Haris also not remain silent about sandals shrinking market. He also makes the creation of new sandals with a design that follows the development of the era. "Now I make flip design cartoon characters Upin Ipin," said Haris,Something similar is felt slippers artisans, such as Surokan. He admitted, since China flooded sandals, slippers hers downhill enthusiasts. Not only that. profit he made also thinning. "Earnings can not ride, while production costs rose," said Surokan.Because endlessly hit by the problem, the artisans are now reluctant to pass on his efforts to their children In fact, the sandal production business has already become the hereditary. "This business does not promise more. If the first buyers were looking for us, now that buyers prefer to find slippers imports," said Haris.

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