My main goal is to get you dialed into Vietnam manufacturing.

If you are a start-up then I can teach you Vietnam specific manufacturing knowledge and introduce you to great resources like tech pack freelancers and in-depth online courses. My passion is helping you think through your business plan and get production done in Vietnam.

If you are an established business then I can quickly connect you to factories or professionals like lawyers, accountants, QC inspectors etc.

After living here for 12 years, working in factories and learning Vietnamese I am confident that whatever problem you are facing, I can offer a solution.
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Do you have tech packs ready to show factories?
Vietnamese factories need your tech packs to quote price and make samples.
I wrote this book for you to be able to make your tech packs and understand how hard it is. If you have well done tech packs than half the battle is done.
TABLE OF CONTENTS

My Best Advice
Value of a Tech Pack
27 Decision Points
Cover Sheet
Bill of Materials
Technical Sketches
Call Outs
Construction
Colorways
Artwork
Labels
Hang Tags
Packaging
Folding
Sample Request
Measurements
Example Tech Packs
Tech Pack Software
Formatting Tips
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Let's talk on Skype or WhatsApp
If you are ready to get price quotes and samples made then let's schedule a time to talk. I need to know more about your product, time line, quality control standards and business model. I have a series of questions I will ask to get an idea of where you are at and where you want to go.

1. Which products do you want to produce first?
2. Do you have any special factory requirements?
3. Have you produced before? If yes, then in what country?
4. Typically, what quantity per style per color do you order?
5. Does your company have a website?
6. Do you want to work with an agent or directly with the factory?
7. What are your payment terms?
8. What testing and QC do you require?
9. Do you plan to visit Vietnam?

I look forward to speaking with you.
Online Courses I Recommend
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Tech Pack Freelancers I Recommend
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fashion start up consultant ho chi minh city
The last three weeks have been intense. Orders cancelled, government shutdowns and fear of the unknown. At the same time a lot of excitement during the pandemic for new developments to support the fight against Corona. It’s been an emotional train wreck but our train is still on track. We hope yours is too.

Polyester Face Masks Made in Vietnam



Hi, my name is Sim. I am the vice director at Thai Son S.P Ltd., Co. sewing factory. We have 20 years of experience as a cut and sew knit-wear factory in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Last year we were producing 50 tons of fabric each month using local knitters and dyers in Vietnam. When Corona happened, 50 tons per month went to 0 tons per month. We were scared because the electric and water bills kept coming and we needed to make payroll for our 800 + workers. What do to? Help the world flatten the curve by producing inexpensive but effective polyester face masks with anti-bacterial, water repellent, anti-UV fabric for personal-use.
Polyester Face Masks
Talk about whiplash, we went from making fashion t-shirts and pencil dresses to a face mask mania. We developed, sampled, and costed a whole new product line in two weeks. We quoted ex-work, FOB and DDP to Russia, USA, South Africa and Germany. We became experts in NIOSH, FDA, and CE overnight. We dissected the difference between surgical masks, medical masks and reusable polyester face masks that we are now producing. Our goal was to supply those in need of washable polyester face masks.
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We offer 5 styles of washable polyester face masks with 1, 2 or 3 layers of fabric with a mixture of polyester mesh, single jersey fabric and cotton single jersey fabric. They have anti-UV, anti-bacterial and water-repellent functions in four color options.

We then created a simpler 1 layer cotton mask that is anti-bacterial.

Then we stared to get fancy with sublimation prints and heat-press labeling. We learned to make small sublimation prints on one cheek and then all over both cheeks.

Then sizing was an issue. We got inquiries for kids masks. Our pattern and marker team re-worked the size charts and fitted the masks for infants and children.

Finally we developed a cloth mask with a pocket to insert a filter. They are 100% cloth face masks with anti-bacterial function.

We accept small size orders and will ship to your door. We need you to choose the style you want, send us your artwork, tell us the quantity and give us your address.
Children Polyester Face Masks
We then created a simpler 1 layer cotton mask that is anti-bacterial.

Then we stared to get fancy with sublimation prints and heat-press labeling. We learned to make small sublimation prints on one cheek and then all over both cheeks.

Then sizing was an issue. We got inquiries for kids masks. Our pattern and marker team re-worked the size charts and fitted the masks for infants and children.
Face mask with filter
Finally we developed a polyester face mask with a pocket to insert a filter. They are 100% polyester face masks with anti-bacterial function.
We accept small size orders and will ship to your door. We need you to choose the style you want, send us your artwork, tell us the quantity and give us your address.
Video Introduction
Podcast Introduction
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Flat Bed Screen Printing in Vietnam

This flat bed screen printing factory in Vietnam produces 20,000 meters/day. They have 4 x 12 color machines managed by 100 workers. They have been in the business for 15 years. They get their inks locally - mostly Korean or Taiwanese inks. The print using water based inks both direct and reactive. Their MOQ is 3,000 meters and the price is approx. $2.5/kg. They can print on both cottons and polyester fabric. They print their own films and make their own screens. They have both washing and drying equipment. Thai Son S.P recommends them as the best Flat Bed Screen Printing factory in Vietnam. Because Thai Son S.P has good relations they can do as little as 1,000 yds MOQ.
Flat Bed Screen Printing
Hi my name is Chris. I prepare you to work with base layer manufacturers in Vietnam. My first experience with base layers was promoting Thai Son S.P sewing factory who bought fifty flat lock machines and spent a whole year training their staff and adjusting their machines to get it right. They made for brands like Voelkl and North Face. Since then I have met many other factories in Vietnam that have flat lock machines and experience producing base layer apparel. I can introduce you to them and help you every step of the way including quotation, sampling and production. I work with a team of merchandisers and sourcing assistants. If you need more than just a referral we can offer other support services:
• Consulting
• Factory introductions
• Factory visits
• Costing (getting a price quote)
• Design and merchandising
• Quality control
• Factory audits/assessment
• Hosting (renting a desk in our office)
• Staff recruiting
• eBooks
Do you have tech packs ready to show factories?
Vietnamese factories need your tech packs to quote price and make samples.
I wrote this book for you to be able to make your tech packs and understand how hard it is. If you have well done tech packs than half the battle is done.
TABLE OF CONTENTS

My Best Advice
Value of a Tech Pack
27 Decision Points
Cover Sheet
Bill of Materials
Technical Sketches
Call Outs
Construction
Colorways
Artwork
Labels
Hang Tags
Packaging
Folding
Sample Request
Measurements
Example Tech Packs
Tech Pack Software
Formatting Tips

Contact me today!

Chris Walker Vietnam Insider
Please give me details about your background and manufacturing objectives.

1. Which styles do you want to manufacture first?
2. Do you have tech packs?
3. Do you have any special factory requirements?
4. Have you produced before? If yes, then in what country?
5. What quantity per style per color do you order?
6. Does your company have a website?
7. Do you want to work with an agent or directly with the factory?
8. Do you plan to visit Vietnam?

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Fashion Start-up Consultant
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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