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Why hair accessory with lots of cubics Is cheap at wholesale accessory market?

Why hair accessory with lots of cubics Is cheap at wholesale accessory market?

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This hairpin is studded with stones, so why is it so cheap at wholesale accessory ?

This is a hairpin sold at our korean wholesale market. The price is incredibly cheap.

In fact, if the price of a hairpin with that design is too cheap, you can assume that it is made in China. In Korea, it costs too much labor to have people insert each bond and attach stones, so if the price is too low, it cannot be produced in Korea wholesale accessory market.

Of course, there are cases where the work of attaching stones one by one is done directly in Korea using only the main body (mold) of such hairpins, but since the production cost is high, there is no reason to produce them in Korea and there is no reason to purchase expensive hairpins.

In Korea, there are cases where hairpins or products with similar structures are directly bonded, and the reason for doing this is…

If you cannot afford mass production or only have basic product molds and then an order comes in, there is a reason why you do the bonding work in Korea and do not want to keep inventory.

Of course, elaborate products or products with a lot of stones or cubic colors require people to bond them one by one.

Of course, the price will rise. Then, recently, a question I was curious about was answered.

Hairpins produced in China wholesale accessory market always have so many stones attached, so why are they so cheap?
They say labor costs are cheap in China, but labor costs have risen a lot these days… How can such a price be achieved when so much work goes into it? It was always a question.

But…. But the question was resolved.

The reason was also automation.

wholesale accessory market automation process

I thought that all the work of attaching stones to products like that was done by people. But today I learned for the first time that there is a sophisticated automated machine.
I saw a video of this being done in a Chinese factory.

In this way, the product mold is placed in the frame and the bond is applied using an automated machine. And the process of attaching stones like this is also done automatically.

Ultimately, if you look at the automated production process above at wholesale accessory market, you can see the characteristics of the hairpin product itself.

1) Only work with stones of the same color.

I will probably only use crystal (transparent) and stones (cubic) of one color. Therefore, efficient production progresses during the work process. If you want to produce a product with mixed colors of stones, the work becomes more complicated and the cost increases slightly.

Of course, it is possible to produce stones in a variety of colors, but the automated machine structure must be larger and production speed may be slow, so producers are unlikely to bother producing multi-colored products.

2) Only designs with flat structures can be produced.

If the product is three-dimensional or curved, such automation is not easy. The stones (cubic) are pre-loaded into the machine and the machine attaches them from top to bottom… If the product is curved or three-dimensional, such an automated machine cannot be used.

wholesale accessory market hair pin

In fact, if the hairpin was flat like this, there would be no need for a person to do it. It can be mass-produced using machines.

However, if the product is curved, stone work is not easy, so it must be done manually or with a sophisticated automated machine, which naturally increases production costs.
This automated task is not necessarily limited to hairpins.

If earrings also had that structure, places like China would be automating them for mass production. Until now, I thought that people did all the work of attaching stones to products with bonds.

So I always wonder, how is this possible? Can you get this price?
But now you can think of it this way.

“Earrings are also possible, and with a design like this, it is of course possible if mass-produced in China.”

Even in Korea, it would be possible if the factory had such an automated machine, but the production cost was lowered that way.

Even so, it cannot be cheaper than producing in China, so such products eventually enter the Chinese wholesale accessory market.
You may come to the conclusion that you cannot overcome it.

In the end, I think that Korean design has no choice but to focus only on mid-priced products that cannot be automated, and that export competitiveness can only be achieved through design and quality.

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