How to get started in Vietnam?

First decision point is will you produce your own styles or choose from a catalog provided by the factory? This is OEM vs ODM. OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer and you provide the design while the factory just produces. ODM stands for original design manufacturer and the factory provides designing and manufacturing. Vietnam is 99% OEM. China is good at ODM. Do you have your own designs? If yes, Vietnam is a good place to start sourcing production. If no, then I recommend China.



Second decision point is how will we start working together?



Option 1:

You provide me a tech pack. (Download)
You provide me a quantity breakdown list. (Download)
I get a price quote.
I get a sample for you.
Production starts.
I do quality control for you.
Your freight forwarding company ships to you.

This is simplified but basically that is how it works.



Option 2:

If you like to read and learn then I recommend my books:

Vietnam Clothing Production eBooks



Option 3:

Let's meet on Skype or WhatsApp (Free, book appointment here)

Hire me for:
  1. Consulting ($50/hour)
  2. Factory Introductions by Email($100/factory)
  3. Factory Visits($500/day)
  4. Design/Development/Production($1,000/month,1 Style, 1 Color, 1,000 pieces)



I recommend we start with a one hour consultation.

I ask that you pay me in advance using Pay Pal ([email protected])

I use the attached worksheets to brainstorm with you and come up with an action plan.

You choose what we discuss or I will lead the conversation.




Fashion Start Up Process Worksheet





Fashion Start Up Decisions





Fashion start up budgeting



  • Home Un Available is a custom t shirt maker in Vietnam that offers low MOQ and is close to Saigon airport. Visit their factory today.
  • Sewing Services Un Available is a graphic t shirt factory in Vietnam that offers both knit and woven capabilities. See their samples in person!
  • Fabric Sourcing Un Available is great at screen printing in Vietnam. They cut and sew in house as well. Tour their factory when you come.
  • Photos of Factory Un Available is a Silk Screen T Shirt Factory in Vietnam that uses the best tables, screens, inks and technology that exists in Vietnam. Contact them today.
  • Map Visit Un Available factory when you come to HCMC. They are one of the best custom t shirt manufacturers in HCMC.
  • History Un Available is a custom t shirt printer in Vietnam that has western management and can meet Japanese quality control standards.
  • Sublimation Learn about Sublimation printing in Vietnam from Chris Walker. We sublimate, cut, sew and ship to your door.
  • Contact Un Available sewing factory offers Dtg garment print on demand in Vietnam? Or visit the trade shows to meet suppliers.
  • UA Customers Un Available is a vintage t shirt printer in ho chi minh city that uses premium cotton and high quality screen printing inks.
  • Sitemap Un Available Garment Factory in Vietnam offers production services for knit and woven garments according to your design requirements.
During 2004 the partners at Un–Available embarked on a mission to establish a manufacturing facility in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It quickly became apparent that there was a great number of likeminded brands who’s ethos was to develop quality garments and build lasting customer relationships, rather than churning out mass produced inferior products. Many of the brands looking for a forward thinking factory found Un–Available and have been working with them from the very beginning.

Un-Available has since grown into a 400+ strong, vertically integrated manufacturer, producing garments for clients located all around the globe. We currently export over 70,000 units a month to countries such as England, USA, Japan and Australia. This result comes from a team effort seen between our numerous departments; Merchandising, Sales, Purchasing, Printing, Planning, Finance, HR, QC and the Factory.

Un Available is dedicated to producing low to mid volume garments for fashion orientated brands, which has led to several successful collaborations. We are proud to work with brands including, Penfield, Publish, Prada, Weekend Offender, Munster, Palace Skateboards, Perry Ellis Europe, Flight Club and Saturdays NYC.

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