Lintong County is currently one of the world's largest producers of Goji willow and one of the main producers of willow products in the country. Willow is the city's traditional export advantage, and its products are exported to more than 120 countries and regions in Europe. Linli County has the following advantages in developing the willow knitting industry:
First, it has obvious advantages in the cultivation of Qiu Willow. The planting area of Qi Willow has grown to more than 250,000 acres, with an annual output of more than 700,000 tons. It is one of the largest Qi Willow planting bases in the country. Among them, many counties, villages and towns have more than 300 years of traditional Chinese willow cultivation experience. After being peeled, the willow will be white in color, uniform in thickness, high in toughness, good in texture, not skinless, and lint-free. It is an excellent material for weaving various willow products. .
Second, it has product advantages of wicker products. The willows produced in the city are not only suitable for weaving willow products, but also for various weaving methods. At present, Lintong County's willow woven products have developed from the original general daily necessities to household items and pet products, and the grade has been continuously improved, and the variety of colors has been increasing. According to the raw and auxiliary materials, pure willow and grass willow, cloth willow, wood willow, grass, wood and willow-iron combined products can be produced, which can basically meet the needs of the international market.
Thirty-third is the talent advantage of willow export. Willow weaving is a handicraft widely spread in Lintong County. "Weaving baskets and weaving baskets are available in every family." Weaving technicians are sufficient. Almost everyone in Lintong will weave willow products and have rich experience. Some enterprise employees have more than 80% of knitting experience for more than 10 years, effectively ensuring product quality and grade. Lintong County is engaged in more than 100 professional villages engaged in the cultivation of Qi Liu willows, with 250,000 employees and an annual income increase of nearly 1 billion yuan. At the same time, due to the early start and rapid development of willow exports, more than 2,000 professional foreign trade talents have been cultivated, of which more than 1,000 have a bachelor degree or above, and more than 1,000 full-time designers.
Twenty-fourth, willow products have environmental advantages in raw materials. Willow weaving enterprises develop new products in strict accordance with environmental protection requirements. In addition to the main materials, the paints and burry materials used also meet environmental protection requirements. The willow products produced are also green and non-polluting. It is widely recognized by the European Union, the United States and other countries with higher environmental protection requirements, and its share in the international market is constantly expanding.
Twenty-fifth is the willow export has become an important channel for local farmers to increase their income. The willow knitting industry is a labor-intensive industry and has a small profit margin. Most enterprises adopt the form of company plus weaving households to operate. There are more than 80 enterprises in the city that have more than 200 weaving households. This not only reduces the cost of enterprises, but also solves the problem of employment of a large number of surplus labor in rural areas, and provides an effective way for farmers to increase income and social stability.