Thursday, May 23, 2013

hi.steven.tu[at] Letter of Recommendation for Steven Tu By Adam

Letter of Recommendation for Steven Tu

After deciding to visit China to tour factories, I was quite concerned on making my trip a productive one.  I figured that by simply speaking with the factories and sending some emails back and forth I could just wing the rest.  While doing some general Google searches to prepare for my visit I came across Stevens profile as a “Business Interpreter”.  The testimonies of his previous clients validating his professional and intelligent service got me thinking.  I called and spoke with Steven who spoke very good English, about my upcoming trip.  I became quickly aware at the poor decision I was making in hoping I could just “wing” my trip and make things work.  Hiring Steven became an easy decision although I was still concerned I had never hired anyone from outside the USA, but Steven quickly eased my fears.  Steven immediately began a thorough search of factories meeting my needs, making reservations for hotels, hiring transportation, and creating factory touring schedules.  Steven met me promptly and went directly to work.  Stevens help in interpreting my complex ideas from English to Chinese was invaluable.  Because of his hard work and intelligent understanding I was able to accomplish every goal I had set for my first trip to China.  I would not hesitate to hire Steven again.  On my next visit to China I will hire Steven again.  I am positive that had I not hired him, my trip would have been a waste of time and financial resources.


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Industrial Terms: Fabric

 From now on I will share industrial terms from time to time. The subject of this post is fabric.

CVC:  CVC fabric refers to “Chief Value Cotton” fabrics that are made from combining cotton with polyester.  Cotton is a naturally derived fabric, and when it is combined with synthetic fibers like polyester, the fabric is called CVC.  Usually, the cotton content is more than 50 percent of the total combination with polyester.  A CVC fabric may be made of 55 percent or 80 percent cotton with the remaining percentage indicating the amount of polyester used.

PC = Poly Cotton
TC = Tetron Cotton

Tetron = 65% Polyester + 35% Rayon.

T: Polyester
SP: spandex
T/R: polyester/rayon: polyviscose

PP: Polypropylene
PE: polyethylene

In Zhejiang province, most of textile factories are located in Shaoxing, Yuhang and Haining.
In Shaoxing, there is China textile market which is in Keqiao town, Shaoxing county.
In Haining, there is Xucun home textile market which is located in Xucun town.
In Yuhang(in Hangzhou), there is no big textile market, but there are a lot of textile factories over there.