fashion start up consultant ho chi minh city
Hi, I built this webpage to promote Thai Son S.P Sewing Factory based in Ho Chi Minh City. They offer many sewing options in Vietnam. I can introduce you to them and many other sewing factories.

My name is Chris, I have been working in the Vietnam Garment Industry since 2008. My expertise is advising fashion start-ups and sourcing factories. If you have any questions about Vietnam garment manufacturing then contact me here. What sewing options in Vietnam are you searching for?
Sewing options in Vietnam
Thai Son S.P offers the following sewing options in Vietnam. They offer full service garment production including quoting price based on a tech pack, making counter samples, producing fabrics, sourcing trims, sourcing accessories, sewing the garment all together, Qc'ing the garment and then ironing, folding and packing it. They have been in this sewing service business for 20 years and have served brands like Max Studio, Calvin Klein, Nike and Sportmaster. Contact Sim to get price quotes and samples made.
Thai Son S.P

Vietnamese sewing service options explained

Thai Son S.P sewing factory's service includes delivering your garments in carton boxes to the nearest port. This is known as FOB services. In other words, they sell to you on FOB terms. FOB stands for free on board. Learn more about shipping incoterms here. When a garment manufacturer quotes an FOB price, they are responsible for everything up to the nearest port. For an example, Thai Son S.P always quotes FOB price (Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)) port. It means that their price gets your goods to the HCMC port. They turn the goods over to your freight forwarder at the HCMC port. You have to pay all the cost of transportation from HCMC to your warehouse and you pay the freight forwarding company to make it happen.
Another way to describe Thai Son's services is that they are an OEM manufacturer. OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer. In their case the equipment is apparel. OEM means that they produce your designs. You design a garment and communicate all the details to them in a tech pack. They then buy fabric, buy trim and accessories and sew it together. In the garment industry there are two kinds of OEM. CMT or FOB. FOB is explained above. CMT means that the Vietnamese clothing manufacturer just cuts and sews. You supply fabric, trim and accessories. They only manage the labor. Thai Son S.P Sewing factory used to accept CMT orders but not anymore. Their core business is: you design and tell them exactly what you want and they produce your garment designs using circular knitted fabrics.

Most Vietnamese textile manufacturers start as CMT factories and then transition to FOB factories.

If you want Thai Son to help you with design and development then please tell them upfront. If they like you and you are easy to work with then maybe they will oblige. They have the ability to assist you with design but there will be additional costs if your quantity is small.

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Ponte Roma Pencil Dress Thai Son does well.
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The key to success is being prepared before you approach factories like Thai Son S.P. Do you know exactly what you want and have you written it down in technical terms? If you don’t know then they will have to guess and that is a recipe for disaster. If you haven’t written it down then they will have to listen to you speak in English which is their second language, then they will translate what you said into Vietnamese. You will be hoping they understood you correctly. Hope is not a good strategy for success. There is a high chance details will get lost in translation. These are the reasons why Thai Son prefers that you have professional tech packs prepared in advance so they get it right the first time and don’t get into a “he said, she said” heated debate one day before production is supposed to begin. If you are not familiar with tech packs then please read this article that explains what should be in an apparel tech pack.
Sewing workshops in Vietnam
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.
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Value of a Tech Pack
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Cover Sheet
Bill of Materials
Technical Sketches
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Colorways
Artwork
Labels
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Packaging
Folding
Sample Request
Measurements
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Tech Pack Software
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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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Sewing options in Vietnam

The first decision you must make before producing garments in an apparel factory in Vietnam is: will your order be a CM order or an FOB order. Let's take a second to define the difference.

CM stands for Cut and Measure. An apparel factory might use CMT which means Cut, Measure and Thread. Or, another factory clothes will say CMPT which means Cut, Measure, Package and Thread. The lawyer in me simplifies all three into one clear definition: CM business terms means that the price includes everything minus trims, accessories, and fabric. CM price includes everything in the production process from checking fabric, cutting fabric, sewing, ironing, folding, packaging and boxing. Another way to think of it is: the CM price covers all labor costs, overhead and profit. Some tricky points to watch out for are: does CM include import-export document processing fees?; does CM price including trucking costs to and from the factory?; does CM include international money transfer fees? All these points need to be clearly negotiated before signing contracts or shaking hands. Factory clothes.
Thai Son S.P CMT Factory
FOB stands for Free on Board. Basically, the Vietnam factory takes care of everything: trims, accessories, fabric, cutting, sewing, packaging, boxing, and transportation to the port. The FOB price includes everything from the moment that pre-production samples are approved until the containers are delivered to the port and cleared by customs.

In both cases, 99% of the time, the buyer pays for shipping from Vietnam to their home port.

Making a deal with CM factories in Vietnam gives you more flexibility to control prices of trims, accessories and fabric but also gives you more headache to manage it all. CM terms means that you, the buyer, is responsible for faulty trims, accessories and fabric - not to mention delivery times. The Vietnam apparel factory is not responsible.

Making a deal on FOB terms is hassle free but allows the seller to inflate trim, accessory and fabric prices without you knowing. Moreover, they usually ask for a handling fee of 6 to 12%. Managing all the trim, accessory, and fabric is labor intensive - especially when the sub contractors make mistakes. FOB terms means that the seller accepts all responsibility for mistakes. Factory clothes or apparel factory, both will clearly know the difference. Do you?

Are you a start up fashion brand?

If you are new to working with Vietnamese clothing manufacturers then I recommend my book as the perfect place to start. I discuss 16 questions you need to ask yourself and be able to answer before meeting with factories. I share insider tips about culture and language as well as make referrals to my network in Vietnam. Here is what one reader shared with me after reading my book.
I did not expect to find so many hard facts backed up with real contacts for products and services in the industry. Usually people do not give away easily this hard earned information which is garnered over many years of work.
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