Vietnam Garment Insider
Chris knows Viet Nam garment factories
Hi, I am your go-to guy if you want to get things done in Vietnam. I can help you produce garments in Vietnam based on my 10 years experience working here and my broad network of Oeko Tex textile companies in Vietnam.

Chris Walker
Apparel Production Advisor
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ebook Author

Oeko Tex Textile Companies in Vietnam

Hi my name is Chris. I prepare you to work with Oeko Tex textile companies in Vietnam. I introduce you to them and help you every step of the way including quotation, sampling and production. I’ve been assisting brands like Max Studio and Calvin Klein since 2008. My passion is working with energetic startups.

Services I offer:

Factory introductions
Factory visits
Factory audits
Quality control
Staff recruiting
I'd like to hear your story and help you if I can, please answer a few questions and let's schedule a free 30 minute Skype chat.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 My best advice
Chapter 2 Meeting MOQs
Chapter 3 Choosing fabrics
Chapter 4 Printing options
Chapter 5 Know your trims
Chapter 6 Know your accessories
Chapter 7 Prepare tech packs
Chapter 8 Getting samples made
Chapter 9 Find the right factory
Chapter 10 Packing options
Chapter 11 Bond with factory
Chapter 12 Negotiating strategies
Chapter 13 Production steps
Chapter 14 How to manage quality
Chapter 15 Shipping Documents
Chapter 16 Choose Freight Forwarder
Chapter 17 Calculate Import Duties
May I introduce you

Oeko Tex Textile Company in Vietnam

Thai Son S.P Textile Company is a family owned business in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. They are Oeko Tex Certified. The company was founded in 1989 as a CMT factory and started exporting in 1991. Their factories have 20 sewing lines. Their contact info is:
143/11H Ung Van Khiem Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone: +841223684751
They buy yarn and then knit it for you. They dye it to your pantone color. Then they cut and sew according to your designs.

They add embellishments like:

Screen printing

They can make men, women and children styles like:

Fashion Tees
Yoga Wear
Long Johns

Using circular knitted fabrics like:

Single Jersey, Interlock, Pique, Rib, Ponte, Jacquard

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Oeko Tex Fabric for Long Underwear
Are you producing base layer, long johns, or thermal underwear? Do you require Oeko Tex certified fabric? Thai Son can produce Oeko Tex fabric in Vietnam.

Basically, base layer, long johns and thermal underwear are all very similar and use flat lock stitches. They have more than 50 four needle six thread flat lock machines and their operators are experienced at making base layer, long johns or thermal underwear. They can source cotton, polyester, spandex, viscose, bamboo or merino wool yarn and blend them to meet your fabric requirements. If you need finishes like anti-microbial, anti-static, moisture wicking or silicon wash, they can do it.
Base Layer with Oeko Tex Fabric

I can introduce you to many Oeko Tex factories in Vietnam

Hi, my name is Chris Walker and I work for Thai Son S.P Co., Ltd. They are an Oeko Tex Textile Company in Vietnam that produces fabric and offers FOB pricing. Their strength is men, women & children styles that use circular knitted fabrics and embellishments like embroidery, screen-printing, and applique. They have 15 sewing lines and 2 sample lines. They have over 22 years working with customers in Russia, America, France, Germany, Australia and Poland. Currently, they have two production facilities in Ho Chi Minh City.

Please send us your tech packs with order quantities so they can do some initial costing and see if they are a good fit for your target price.
Fabric they produce

1. They buy cotton, viscose, modal, polyester and spandex yarn from India, China, Korea, Thailand and US yarns
2. They produce following fabrics: Single Jersey, French Terry, Pique, Diamond Pique, Rib 1x1, Rib 2x2, Rib 1x1, Rib 6x3, Waffle, Burn-out, Hot TR, Imitation Fully Fashion Knit, Roma, Interlock, Fleece, Pique Jacquard, Knit Denim, Jacquard
3. Knitting is done by our partners in Vietnam
4. Dyeing is done by our partners in Vietnam 

Embellishments they can do

1. Sublimation print
2. Screen print (water, rubber, discharge = chemical, foil, reflective, glitter...)
3. All over print
4. Piece print
5. Embroidery
6. Applique
7. Stones: sew-on stones, glued-on stones.
Minimum order quantity (MOQ)

2,000 pcs per style up to 150,000pcs per style.

Lead time

60-150 days depend on order's quantity, design & requirements. 


1. SA8000
3. Oeko-Tex
4. Oeko-Tex for rubber printing.
5. Target Australia
6. Adidas (FFC 63620)

Quality control standards

AQL 1.5, 2.5, 4.00 for current buyers.
Thai Son in Magic Show
Knit Dress for Women
How do we get started working together with you?

Thai Son makes garments from your designs; so they need a tech pack from you. When we receive the tech pack we can estimate the price. If you provide them with a target price it will be much easier for them to quickly decide if it make business sense to work together.

For each style they need the following:

1. Sketch of the Garment (include pantone colors, stitch type, print patterns, etc.)(.pdf or .jpeg)
2. Dimensions for Each Size
3. Quantity for each Size
4. Accessories (buttons, zippers, draw strings etc.)
5. Print Design, size and colors;
6. If there is embroidery then we need to know the needles per inch and see an image of the embroidery.

Administratively they need to know:

1. Shipping Destination
2. Payment Terms (Letter of Credit is preferred)
3. Lead Time
3. Delivery Date

Send Thai Son S.P Oeko Tex textile company in Vietnam your tech packs today!
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Thermal Underwear Manufacturer in Vietnam

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There is a specialty grocery store which sells non-food items at a low price with good quality. They are owned and managed by Jeronimo Martins. Vietnam supplys them with basic thermal underwear's using flat lock seams and Oeko Tex Certification. They are happy with the quality and price from a Tex textile company in Vietnam and place repeat orders each season.

The buyer is the largest Food Distribution Group in Portugal and Poland. Every day they welcome millions of customers to their Pingo Doce Supermarkets and Hypermarkets, Recheio Cash & Carries.
Basically, it's when a factory decides to do the designing for you on their dime.

How much does an effective ODM strategy for sewing factories cost and what is the pay off? The cost to design and produce the collection should range from 5,000 to $8,000. 80% of this expense would be used for hiring a designer experienced with the hobby you have chosen. 20% would be used to produce the garments. Then you would have to spend $15,000 for each trade show. The $15,000 will pay for flights, hotel, booth fees and hiring a local sales person who is a member of the hobby group you have chosen AND speaks the local language. My advice would be to produce one collection and show it at three trade shows: one in Europe, one in America, and one in China. So, in total an ODM investment would be around $55,000. What is the pay off? If you can get 5 FOB customers who order a total of 100,000 garments and each garment has a profit of 50 cents then your ODM campaign can be profitable after one year.

What is the real purpose of doing an ODM campaign? It is NOT to become a famous design house and sell your designs. Garment manufacturers are not experts in design, branding and marketing. A Vietnamese sewing factory will never be a Lacoste or a Nike. The ultimate goal of an ODM campaign is to get more FOB orders.
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