This year, Chinese New Year – The Year of the Monkey – begins on Monday February 8 and lasts until Jan 27th, 2017. Each Chinese New Year is characterised by one of 12 animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese zodiac is divided into 12 blocks (or houses) just like its western counterpart, but with the major difference being that each house has a time-length of one year instead of one month This year it’s the Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal in the cycle. The next Year of the Monkey will be in 2028.
The Chinese New Year is usually marked by month long closure at mills overseas. This closure can cause frustration and halt production for companies that do not plan accordingly.
Brooks Industries partners with many mills overseas, but also several American mills that can help out with any production needs during the month long Chinese New Year closure. Whether it is elastic, fusing, drawcords or a even custom logo waistband elastic, we prepare ourselves each year for the Chinese festivities so that our clients never miss a beat.
If you find your company in need of product through the end of this month, please do not hesitate to contact us to inquire about goods.
Happy New Year!