The Impact Of The Chinese New Year On The Lapel Pin Industry
Chinese goods have become common in the American marketplace, but most people don't need to think about the implications this has when it comes to supply. Those who need to buy items direct from China, however, have to keep some important things in mind. One of these factors is that, like most countries, China has a period of time each year when it shuts down for holiday celebrations. In the case of the Asian giant, the Chinese New Year is the holiday that gets companies to close their doors. Almost no manufacturing takes place during the two-week duration of the celebrations. It also takes quite some time for Chinese factories to get back up to full steam since migrant workers often decide to job-hop after the celebrations end.
In the custom lapel pin world, Chinese New Year has a significant impact. Production and shipping comes to a complete standstill. Since most custom pins are made in China, it is best to order before January 19th to ensure you will receive your order before manufacturing shuts down. PinProsPlus plans for this each year and reminds customers to plan ahead for this interruption.
As an alternative PinProsPlus produces an American made photodome pin to accommodate for those that need pins right away and can't afford to wait until the end of the Chinese New Year.
Here are some fun facts about the Chinese New Year Of The Goat/Sheep/Ram:
BIRTH YEARS FOR THE CHINESE YEAR OF THE SHEEP:
1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
PERSONALITY TRAITS OF THE SHEEP:
The sheep (goat or ram) is among the animals that people like most, because it is gentle and calm.
Tender, polite, filial, clever, kind-hearted, wise, gentle, and compassionate. Sensitive to art and beauty, special fondness for quiet living, capable of coping with business cautiously and circumspectly, and they try to be economical. Women born in this year are willing to take good care of others, but should avoid pessimism and hesitation. Commonly have symmetrical figures and features.
Often worriers who are shy, pessimistic, moody, indecisive, over-sensitive, weak-willed and puzzled about life. They are easily inclined to be deeply religious. They are timid in nature and like to be looked after by others. They like flattery, compliment and suggestions from friends. They do not dare to express their love openly and usually have interests in strange theories.
FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN THE YEAR OF THE SHEEP:
Davy Crockett, James Dean, Clint Eastwood, Ella Fitzgerald, Harrison Ford, Aretha Franklin, Janet Jackson, Sandra Day O’Connor, Teddy Roosevelt, Mike Tyson, and Boris Yeltsin, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Michelangelo, Matt Leblanc, Bruce Willis