The Zhongda Fabric Market in Guangzhou is the biggest marketplace for fabrics and garment accessories in southern China. Thousands of wholesalers and manufacturers make it a great place to source materials for the clothing production.
While the marketplace is commonly called the Zhongda Fabric Market, you will not only get all kinds of fabrics there, but also lots of garment accessories (e.g. buttons, beads, rhinestones, zipper, ribbons, sew-on patterns and many more).
Zhongda (中大) is the abbreviation for the nearby Sun Yat-sen University (中山大学， Zhongshan Daxue), which also gave the name to the metro station under Xingang West Road (Chinese: 新港西路) and Lixin Road (Chinese: 立新路) and the Zhongda bus station.
How to go there by subway?
The Zhongda metro station can be reached from Guangzhou Railway Station or from Guangzhou South Railway Station via line 2 to Changgang and from there just two stations with line 8. From the Airport or from Guangzhou East Railway Station you can take line 3 and change to line 8 at Kecun. (Subway Map).
Zhongda Fabric Market Map
The wholesale markets are in and around the triangle of Xingang West Road in the north, Dongxiao South Road in the south-west, and Ruikang Road in the east. As there are many wholesale markets on Ruikang Road, it is the best place to start your search for fabrics and accessories.
Zhongda Fabric Market Opening Hours
First of all, there are 18 independent market buildings. Furthermore, not all the shops follow the opening hours of the building. As a result, not every wholesaler will have the same opening hours.
This is a general guideline: The markets are open every day, Monday to Sunday (except for Chinese New Year). Most markets are open between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.
We recommend you to visit the markets from the morning till the early afternoon. In the late afternoon and evening (4 to 7 pm) the area is really getting busy and there is always traffic jam on Ruikang Road, because hundreds of people want to leave with their cars and bikes full of fabric.
Zhongda Fabric Market Address & Location
The Zhongda Fabric Market is a huge area with many wholesale markets. Depending on where you want to go, use one of the following addresses:
- Zhongda Station: 114 Xingang West Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou (广州市海珠区新港西路114号 – 中大地铁站)
- GZ Int’l Textile City: 2 Jinfang Rd, Haizhu Qu, Guangzhou Shi (广州市海珠区金纺路2号 – 广州国际轻纺城)
- Pearl River International Textile City: Yijing Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou (广州市海珠区逸景西路 – 珠江国际纺织城)
- Yinling Textile City: Fengjing Road, Haizhu Qu, Guangzhou Shi (广州市海珠区凤景西路 – 银岭家纺城)
Wholesale Markets in the Zhongda Fabric Market Area
The marketplace is huge. Below you see the eighteen biggest market buildings in the area. In each of these buildings there are hundreds or thousands of wholesalers.
Stories from the Zhongda Fabric Market
We hope that this page provides a detailed overview of the Fabric market. We want to round out our page by sharing a few experiences other visitors made:
Get Inside One of the Biggest Fabric Markets in China
NYC-based designer Szeki Chan visits the fabric market a couple of times per year. Learn from her advice!
“This Is The Real Deal – The Mother Of All Fabric Markets”
Irra visited the Haiyin Fabric Market and the Zhongda Fabric Market. Find out which experiences she made!
Fabric And Accessories Markets In Guangzhou
A highly recommended visit for you, if you happen to be in Guangzhou and love shopping for material.
This Post Has 20 Comments
Hi, do we get chemical lace borders, 3D laces and accessories in ZhongDa market or at nearby markets? I am planning to visit Guangzhou. Please help me!
Yes, you can get laces at the Guangzhou International Textile City, which is the most known market in that area and at nearby markets. All markets in this area specialize in fabrics and accessories. I can’t tell details, you need to look around a bit and compare the quality and price at different stores.
Hi! For a project I am gathering some information about this fabric market. Can you please tell me if they sell patches (lips, Paris and other patches) in one of the shops there? and if so, what is the name of this shop? Another question which is probably kind of hard to answer is if you know where these shops get their fabric? I am particularly looking for the origin of the 90% polyester 10% elastane mixture. I hope that you can tell where these fabrics are (in my case) knitted.
Hi Danielle, for the patches I would recommend you to visit the accessories area of Guangzhou International Textile City. You can find patches at several shops there. Regarding the origin of the fabrics they offer, some shops are owned by fabric manufacturers and the others by wholesalers. In both cases, most of the fabrics are from fabric mills in Guangzhou. The markets and factories are currently closed, because of the Chinese new year holidays.
Hello everyone, for bedsheet which market is preferable. Any suggestions please.
Hi there, Does anyone know if this market is strictly for trade only? I wish to go myself for some personal projects so will only be wanting small quantities of fabric.
Hello Abi, the markets have a strong focus on trade, but buyers also need sample quantities, so you can also buy lower quantities. But if you don’t buy one roll of fabric, the price per meter/yard will, of course, be higher. You can also go to the Highsun (Haiyin) Fabric Center, which focuses more on retail quantities. There are also tailors in the building so that customers can buy fabric and let the tailors make clothing from it.
Hello I am looking for yarn. Can any one suggest me the place or market to buy yarn for carpets in this area or any where in Guangzhou.
Please tell me, can I get beautiful satin materials at Guangzhou International Textile City?
Would appreciate if you can recommend a hotel within walking distance to Zhong Da Fabric Market.
There are two on Yijing Road, which is at the southern end of the markets: Jindu Hotel and Pearl River international Hotel (same place as Pearl River Int’l. Textile City).
Hi. Can you please advise me the left over stock fabric markets or places. Thanks
As far as I know, there are no places which are famous for left-over stock fabric. Most wholesalers or manufacturers have some fabric on stock, but it depends on the company and the fabric.
Hi, it would be great, if you can suggest a market that specializes in buttons.
Hi, I would like to do fabric printing. Can you suggest me where is the best market? I have already brought the design, just wanna print them out on any satin pieces. Can you please advise me? Thanks in advance.
I am sorry, I don’t know any market, where you can get fabrics printed. We either buy printed fabrics or work with printing factories, who create print samples or print entire fabric rolls for us.
Is this not a good time to go to buy Fabric as I was informed that most of the things are winter wears and thick material.
Don’t worry! While the products change in the clothing wholesale markets, there is no real change in the fabric markets. Some manufacturers develop or produce their clothing several months before the season, so thick fabrics are also needed in the summer and thinner fabrics are also available in the winter. The wholesalers usually specialize in a certain type of fabric and for that type, they offer some thicker and some thinner fabrics. Have a good trip!
I’m from Brazil. I would like to know at which market I can buy quantities of different fabrics for women’s fashion.
Please advise me which markets to visit in order to buy lace fabric per the bundle. Thanks.