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LATEX CATFISH
 
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History of LatexCatfish

History of LatexCatfish

LatexCatfish has been in business since 2005.  We have been supplying latex fashion and costumes to resellers and customers everywhere across the globe.  You've seen our clothing in adds, in movies and across the internet.  In 2012 we joined forces with some of our friends in the US and bulit a company called  Catfish Imports, to facilitate our communications, manage our relationships and provide better support for our customers. Catfish imports are all latex lovers and understand how much good Latex clothing means to people

1. Our latex sheet is made of 100% natural latex and has a comfortable and smooth feel.   Poor quality latex will not as durable or tear-resistant.   What’s worse, poor quality latex may do harm to your skin.  Some reactions to Latex are not the Latex itself but some of the blending chemicals used when the Latex is not completely pure and natural.  Poor quality latex will have bad impact on the finished product, craftsmanship and longevity of your garment.  LatexCatfish has stringent quality controls to make sure that only 100% natural latex is used in our manufacturing.  Our Latex meets or exceeds ASTM D7427

 

2. Our corsets come with strong and high quality stainless steel bones inside.   We do not use plastic or non-stainless steel in our products.

3. We import real certified YKK zippers from Japan rather than use domestic suppliers.   We are proud of this aspect of our clothing and it’s sure to provide you many more years of enjoyment.

4. LatexCatfish uses stainless steel D-rings, belt buckles, corset bones and similar items.  Stainless Steel will not rust nor make your latex dirty.  Our stainless material is also nickel free.

5. We offer a limited lifetime warrantee on our products.   Not 5 minutes, but for the life of your garment. 

 

We know that there are many fashion fans, which dislike Chinese clothes as they are “made in china”. And there are lots of complaints that many Chinese companies use copyrighted pictures or copy designs,  this was and still is, a normal “thing” to do, in China.      We were born in this country and that is how things are done here.  Our copyright and intellectual property laws are different than other countries.   China is not a signatory of the Berne Convention   This is not to say our ways or better or worse, but competition here is different, methods of doing business are different.    In this way, we started out as Chinese companies do.   Chinese companies compete on their ability to build things, not on their designs but their ability to take something and bring it to market.   That is the way of things here were we live. Our point here isn't to advocate it, but explain our evolutionary path as a company and our corporate culture.  

At first; we got ambitious. We wanted to be better. We wanted to have a brand, that would last long and to prove, that quality products, can be made in China by our hands.   That we could operate in the global markets in our way.   So we started like any Chinese business does, by making things.  This is what we learned in school, this is how we were taught.      Over time we established friends and enemy’s who were teaching and guiding us, to more global style of business practices  This road has been hard for us, literally it is unlearning a way to do business, and learning another.   We have listened,  we’ve had to be flexible, we’ve had to fight our own taught-culture and evolved.  We will continue to listen and continue to improve, that is our commitment.

There are still many  companies directly copying designs and using copyrighted pictures still exist in our country, as this is still the “norm” in China.   You may not like this.  You may not approve of it, but it's the case in our country and they copy our designs as well.     It's the way things work in our country.    Its possible, as China itself enters the global marketplace for this to change, but it will take time, and its not something we have a lot of influence over – other than trying to lead by example. We hope and believe, that there might be others too, that will follow our lead as we raise the bar in our industry and culture.  This is happening across china as we move and grow into a more western world of business.  It is hard, and we are ridiculed for thinking this way inside our country.    A good article from the Economist on Chinas evolution can be found here

Accordingly, we have improved our quality. We pay more attention for the seams, glue and other details.   We do our own designs, make our own pictures, and operating  the same as our global competition says it does.  Not because we have too, but because we want too.  We want to change the image of  our name and our brands,  As we do this, our intention is to insure that you can get good quality from us right here in China.   

We are not associated with other companies; there isn’t a hidden set of side business where we sell under different names.   We don’t do business as LatexCatfish and have ebay or etsy or other websites under other names.  We are LatexCatfish, we stand behind our products, our brands and our name.   We know there is a constent desire to lump all Chinese companies together because of our ethnic backgrounds or business locations.  This happens because of marketing (or anti-marketing)  word of mouth of people with an agenda,  or just fokelore which stereotypes one countries products vs anothers.  We can't fight this, nor will we try.  We will continue what we feel makes the best sense for us, our employees, and our customers.

With help from our friends, and now our global partners, we are following in the steps of other successful companies that use Chinese manufacturing techniques and lower operating costs along with Western style management and business practices to bring our customers the best of both.      We will not hide who we were, nor will we hide who we are.   We were born here, we grew up in our culture, our life and the way business is conducted.    It is who we are,  yet we choose to be different, we choose to set the example and we choose to be the best;  Regardless of the soil we stand on and the politics around us.     We, like you,  love Latex for it style, uniqueness and sensuality.  The pure joy it can bring to the body and the mind of those who  admire it, desire it, or wear it.   

From our family to yours we wish you joy with our creations for many years

- LatexCatfish

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Some of our factory members from 2013

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Some of our factory members from 2012