A Guangzhou leather ware company, which was once an original equipment manufacturer, supplied bags for State leaders and suitcases for business representatives who attended the BRICS Summit in Xiamen, Fujian province.[Special coverage]
Taking an environmentally friendly approach, the company used synthetic fiber instead of genuine leather to make the gifts, said Chen Riling, chairman of Wanxinda Guangzhou Technology Product Co.
The quality of the fiber matches that of genuine leather — it is water proof and offers strong wear resistance, he said.
The company, based in Guangzhou's Huadu district, produced 6,000 bags and suitcases in 12 days to meet the delivery.
Wanxinda began to focus on research and development and brand building in 2002 after Chen realized the limitations of the OEM model.