Background and status quo: The knitting industry in Changle City is mainly the earliest warp knitting industry. Knitting warp knitting is the earliest and mature traditional industry in Changle textile industry. It is also the advantageous industry of Changle City, with an annual output of fabrics and laces. The products are 500,000 tons, the warp knitting products account for 3/5 of the national market share, and the lace products account for 2/5 of the national market. Jinfeng Town won the honorary title of “China Warp Knitting Town” in 2006. Matsushita Town was awarded the title of “China Lace Famous Town” in 2006. There are 774 registered warp knitting enterprises in Changle City, employing more than 30,000 people. In 2011, there were 143 warp knitting enterprises above designated size, achieving an output value of 11.674 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 49.8%. Among them, 33 enterprises had an output value of over 100 million yuan, and enterprises below the scale realized an output value of 6 billion yuan. At present, there are more than 10,000 warp knitting machines in Changle warp knitting industry. The main products include all kinds of warp knitted fabrics, mesh fabrics, swimwear fabrics, shoe materials, home textile decorative fabrics, laces and underwear fabrics. The product grade of Changle warp knitting industry is developing towards high-end and high value-added, and the production enterprises are developing towards group, and the industry is developing towards clustering and agglomeration.
“10 years ago, Changle had only more than 1,000 warp knitting machines. Now Changle has more than 10,000 advanced warp knitting equipments; 10 years ago, the annual output of Changle was only 10,000 tons, and now the annual production capacity of Changle warp (lace) Nearly 500,000 tons; 10 years ago, the annual output value of Changle warp knitting industry was less than 2 billion yuan, and the annual output value of Changle is over 22 billion yuan." Chen Rongzhen, secretary general of the Changle City Warp Knitting Association of Fujian Province, used a set of figures to vividly depict 10 The remarkable changes in the leap-forward development of Changle's economics industry over the years.
In recent years, Changle City has strongly supported the construction of warp knitting industrial parks, paving the way for enterprises to expand production scale. Changle Textile Industry Authority and Changle Warp Knitting Association actively guide enterprises to break through in difficult times, organize enterprises to participate in relevant exhibitions at home and abroad, set up a platform for enterprises to carry out industry-university-research cooperation, and make suggestions for enterprise development. With the joint efforts of the Changle Municipal Government, professional associations and enterprises, the Changle warp knitting industry has achieved more room for development. With the help of the government, the guidance of the association, and the feedback from enterprises, the Changle warp knitting industry has formed a benign development pattern in the rapid development.