Whenever you think of Mongolia, you probably immediately imagine cotton, wool, leather, and fur. But did you know that Mongolia is also home to several garment manufacturing companies? Here are five of the top ones you may want to consider if you’re looking to make some Mongolian clothing.
1 Gobi Cashmere
GOBI Cashmere is one of the most successful garment manufacturing companies in Mongolia. The company is also a top 10 employer in the country. The company has been in business for 40 years and has built an impressive knitwear line.
The company uses humane treatment of animals and has developed sustainable practices to create quality cashmere products. The company uses an end-to-end traceability system to track the production of its garments.
The company employs over 1500 people at its headquarters in Ulaanbaatar. It operates a 2,500 square meter store in the Galleria Ulaanbaatar Mall.
The company works with Mongolian nomads to source the highest-quality cashmere. Nomads live in harmony with nature and use the land for their food and shelter. They are known for their resilience in extreme environments. They have a long tradition of predicting the weather by the clues found in nature.
The Gobi factory lines deliver 1.1 million meters of woven material and 162,000 tailored sewn items annually. They are hand washed and dry cleaned.
The company also offers a quick and simple return process. They accept returns within 14 days. They also offer expedited shipping methods, enabling customers to receive their purchases within 21 days.
The Gobi Cashmere website is very user-friendly. They have a huge product catalog. Most of the items are priced appropriately for American buyers. They also offer a wide range of styles. They also have a great selection of accessories, including blankets and throws.
The company is currently working to create a more complete end-to-end traceability system. This would include tracking the stages of cashmere production. They will also have data on the goats that were used in the creation of their garments.
The Gobi Cashmere spring/summer 2021 collection includes a stylish tan trench coat made from 100% cashmere. It also includes multi-shade color blocking and surface textures. The cashmere is produced using hand-combing techniques, yielding higher-quality cashmere.
The company also recently released a promotional campaign in New York. It featured pink themed items, such as an embroidered scarf in cream and a pink embroidered sweater.
Located in Ulaanbaatar, Gumuda is a concept boutique which unites all Mongolian fashion designers under one roof. The collective sells designs, and Khulan Nemekhbayar, founder of the brand, says the business is growing by the minute.
The designers are incorporating ethnic Mongol roots into contemporary creations. Their collections feature Mongolian leather, cashmere, and silk as well as traditional embellishments and European cuts. The brand’s current collection is a combination of neutral hues of the Mongolian outback with jewel tones and delicate draped skirts. The collection was featured on Mongolia’s Next Top Model TV show.
Michel & Amazonka is another young design brand which is gaining popularity in the country. The two sisters who co-created the brand won the Pret-a-Porter category at the 2014 Fashion Asia Awards. The brand’s upcoming summer/fall collection features romantic feminine cuts in floral embroidery. Its corporate social responsibility program with Arig Bank helps vulnerable Mongolian children.
The latest news from Mongolia’s fashion industry shows that the country has moved beyond its colonial past to become an emerging Asian fashion destination. While the country has long embraced Asian fashion trends, the resurgence of ethnic pride is helping boost the local fashion industry.
A new generation of local designers are incorporating generation-old techniques into their designs, such as weaving and embroidering. They are also integrating fabric and embroidery with fabrics that are crafted from vintage kimono material.
A unique store on Seoul Street in Ulaanbaatar features edgy, Mongolian-made clothing. The store is a physical metaphor of the edgy, independent fashion scene in the country.
A number of Mongolian designers are showing their work at the annual Ulaanbaatar Fashion Week. Some of the designers include Choice shoes, EZA fashion, Mode, Pipo jewelry, and Agaar. Other brands that are featured are Futuristic Type, Monalun, and Michel & Amazonka.
Goyo, a brand of Mongolian cashmere, has been a favorite of celebrities and fashion lovers. The company’s signature textile is a natural process and is responsibly sourced. The brand has gained a reputation for producing high-quality, luxurious clothing. It has become a staple in the wardrobes of the nation’s most famous stars.
Currently, Mongolia produces 3,000 tons of raw cashmere per year. The industry’s cashmere exports are not consistent. In 2004, Mongolia exported 500 tons of knitted sweaters. It is estimated that over a third of the Mongolian population earns income from the industry. The market for cashmere is growing.
The Mongolian cashmere industry has received extensive funds and technical assistance. The spinning sector has also demonstrated good transparency. However, the Mongolian cashmere industry is in trouble. In addition, the country is facing strong competition from China. The industry is under pressure to upgrade quality, and develop new products.
In order to compete, the Mongolian cashmere industry must open up more to market forces. It is important to understand how the cashmere industry fits into the world garment industry. It is also critical to determine the relationship between the Mongolian cashmere industry and the overall global cashmere market.
A comprehensive study of the Mongolian cashmere industry indicates that the industry is facing three basic options. The first option would be to retain the status quo. The second option would involve attracting foreign players. The third option is to open up the market to a greater extent.
Currently, there is a smuggling network that allows Chinese firms to process half of the Mongolian raw cashmere. These companies set the price of cashmere on international markets. The “spun gold” segment of the cashmere market is declining in relative importance. This segment includes products such as knitwear, woven blankets and fine yarns for apparel cloth weaving.
The cashmere industry has experienced major changes. The cost of producing a single unit of garment has declined. The use of more efficient equipment and faster production technology has led to lower costs. The retail model has also evolved. The fashion cycle has become accelerated. In particular, brand name holders have withdrawn from their own production operations, and rely more on contract producers.
In order to succeed, the Mongolian cashmere industry will need to engage in product development. It must also promote downstream processing, and forge alliances with world-class players.
The industry is in need of more financial support. Commercial lenders are expensive, and credit is a huge cost driver in the cashmere value chain.
4 Michel & Amazonka
During Ulaanbaatar Fashion Week in 2013, two sisters, Michel & Amazonka Choigaalaa, established a fashion design company in Mongolia. They produce clothing and accessories with traditional Mongolian embroidery and a European style. The collection has become popular among Mongolian fashion enthusiasts.
The company offers Couture designs, footwear, and ready-to-wear. The company is constantly developing and updating its designs. The upcoming fall/summer collection features floral embroidery and romantic feminine cuts.
The company is also dedicated to supporting local manufacturing. They are currently running a corporate social responsibility program with Arig Bank. A portion of their sales are donated to programs that support vulnerable Mongolian children. The company also plans to establish a joint factory to allow their union members to manufacture their designs efficiently.
Aside from their design team, Michel & Amazonka is also collaborating with various artists. They are working to perfect their entire system, and they have a strategic plan for the next 10 years. They are aiming to become the leading design company in Mongolia.
Michel & Amazonka is known for their creativity and attention to detail. They have released several collections on their own. They have also taken part in several fashion events. They were awarded Best Designer Pret-a-Porter at the 2014 Fashion Asia Awards.
Their current collection is inspired by the vast landscapes of Mongolia. They use boxy and delicately draped skirts in jewel tones. They also have a good sense of silhouettes and calligraphy. They also make eco-friendly bags that are donated to support children in need.
In addition to their fashion designs, Michel & Amazonka are also designing the Mongolian national team uniforms for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. They are also planning a special capsule collection for the show.
As a result of a resurgence in ethnic pride, Mongolia has seen a boom in its fashion industry. In addition to the traditional styles, designers are integrating generation-old techniques into modern designs. Their collections are unique and represent the Mongolian culture.
The expo is an opportunity for the Mongolian government to expand its trade with China. The core programs of the expo will cover conferences, cultural exchanges, and investment. It is expected that 400 companies will participate.
Henry Pham (Pham Quang Anh), CEO of DONY Garment
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