Frequently Asked Questions

 

1.What is a garment tech pack?

Our friend Belinda over at www.techpacks.co explains what a tech pack is like this: A tech pack is a document that outlines all the details relating to your product. The design, the colors, the measurements, etc. You can liken it to an architectural blueprint, an instruction manual and a technical spec all rolled into one. Having all materials, measurements and artwork like logos, embroideries or prints in one place facilitates communicating what you expect the factory to produce. The goal is to eliminate guess work. Last thing you want is for the factory to either not follow your instructions or guess wrong.


A tech pack plays important roll in quality control as well. Belinda points out that you can use it to check your samples are made correctly. The tech pack can be used during inline and final inspections as the reference

You can also use it to track improvements to your initial design. Once you’ve got the details down in one document and you update the tech packs with iterations, then it improves communication by keeping everyone in the loop as to changes that are to be implemented.

Belinda also points out that: tech packs can save you lots of money in the long run if you use them to get multiple quotes from different factories and then compare price quotes. All the factories are quoting against the same tech pack so in theory the pricing should be very similar and there should be no excuses for misunderstandings or misinterpretations. Any difference in price should be either cost of raw materials, labour cost or profit margin. The difference in price should not be attributed to unclear instructions. The tech pack is like the recipe with ingredients.

Read more about tech packs on Belinda's website:"

The Anatomy of a Great Tech Pack

How Much Money Can a Tech Pack Save You?

Garment Techpack in Vietnam
A tech pack is your product design “in writing”. You would never enter into any other financial, legal or formal arrangements without doing any paperwork and you shouldn’t in manufacturing either. I like to mitigate risk as much as possible myself, so that I don’t have to stress! 

A tech pack lets your contractors see all the product details clearly laid out. If any unexpected errors happen you have a document you can immediately refer to that illustrates the specifications you asked for.   
 

2.Why is it necessary to use a garment tech pack or spec sheet?

A good factory has a quick and error proof system to process a new inquiry and get the garment into production ASAP. Time is money. If the factory has to guess, make a sample, find out that their guess was wrong and then make another sample, the factory is losing time and money. Factories like to work with fashion designers who know exactly what they want and can communicate it clearly one time so that the factory’s team can get it right the first time. A well done tech pack shows us that the designer knows what they want and gives us confidence that there will not be any significant changes. Changes mean more time and more money; aka loss.

When a new customer comes to us and does not know what a tech pack is then we know their garment professional level. We know that we will have to teach, train and make many counter samples which will cost us time and money that the customer doesn’t want to pay for. This is why I always ask, “do you know what a garment tech pack or spec sheet is?”

If you don’t know and want to learn then please check out this resource: download garment tech pack or spec sheet. Check out our video of garment tech pack explanation or google “tech pack design services” and you will find many helpful web pages like below.
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What is a garment tech pack? A tech pack is an informative sheet that designers create to communicate with a manufacturer all the necessary components needed to construct a product. Typically designers will include measurements, materials, colors, trim, hardware, grading, labels, tags, etc. Any crucial aspect of your design needs to be described in your tech pack. The more detailed a tech pack is, the less room there is for error.
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The first thing my boss taught me was, “What is the difference between woven and knit fabric?” Knit is t-shirt fabric. Woven is bed sheet fabric. Why is this important? When you enter into the garment manufacturing world you need to know what fabric you are working with. The first question I ask people when they contact us about garment manufacturing in Vietnam is: what kind of fabric does your garment use? If they don’t know the difference then I know their level of knowledge and experience. Another reason for knowing the difference between woven and knit is because most factories work with one fabric or the other not both. For example we are a knit factory not woven. It means that we make t-shirts, polos, hoodies, dresses using circular knitted fabrics like single jersey, pique, interlock etc. We don’t make wedding dresses or mens dress shirts using woven fabric. Below are two images that clearly distinguish the two kinds of fabric.
Also can find out what is the difference between woven and knit fabric on What The Craft website.
 

3. Difference Between Circular Knit and Flat Knit

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Don’t confuse circular knit with flat knit. Circular knit is made with a machine that knits the fabric in a cylinder and the weight is “light.” Circular knit fabric has a gauge of 12 to 22 which basically means that the fabric is thin like t-shirt or fleece fabric. Flat knit is made with a machine that knits the fabric in sheets ( or flat) and the gauge is 2 to 10. Flat knit is thick sweater fabric like your grandmother usually makes sitting in a rocking chair with two needle-sticks. Below is a picture of a circular knit machine and flat knit machine. We work with circular knit fabric. Understanding how these two machines are different is key to understanding the answer to: What is the difference between woven and knit fabric?
Circular Knit Machine
Flat Knit Machine Vietnam
In simple terms: Knit fabric is t-shirt fabric and woven fabric is mens dress shirts or bed sheets.

Knit fabric is looped together and stretches. Examples of knit are single jersey, interlock, pique, rib and ponte roma.

Woven fabric is interlaced at right angles. Woven fabric does not stretch. Examples are Twill, Chiffon, Denim and Poplin.

Why is this important? When you enter into the garment manufacturing world you need to know what fabric you are working with.
 

4. What is MOQ?

We get many emails from garment professionals asking for small quantity production like 100 pieces or 500 pieces per style. But how to find a small sewing factory in Vietnam? This is a problem because most reliable factories in Vietnam are set up for high volume. For example, a typical MOQ in Vietnam is 5,000 pieces per style.

The solutions I would like to suggest are:

Produce locally (example in LA if in USA)
Come to Vietnam and visit small sewing factories in person
Contact Sylvie at logosfashionservice.com
Contact Rebecca at sourcestudio.co

Keep in mind that the price will be significantly higher when doing 100 pieces vs 5,000 pieces. For example a quality fashionable blouse using chiffon fabric and single jersey fabric may cost you $20/piece when doing 100 pieces vs $4.5/piece when doing 5,000 pieces.

In Thai Son our MOQ is 2,000 pieces per style per color and the main reason is that our knitting and dyeing factories have MOQs they impose on us. In order to get you the best pricing on fabric we need to meet their MOQ or else they charge us an additional fee for doing small quantity. So, in conclusion: if you are looking for a small sewing factory in Vietnam we recommend:
Make locally
Visit and meet small sewing factories in Vietnam face to face
Check out logosfashionservice.com
Check out sourcestudio.co
This is my best advice for finding small sewing factories in Vietnam. If you have any questions, contact us via [email protected]
MOQ stands for minimum order quantity. For example, our MOQ is 2,000 pieces per style. What does this mean? It means that if you plan to order less than 2,000 pieces per style then we are not the right factory for you. The reason we have a MOQ is because we have 15 sewing lines and we need to find enough orders to keep them busy 365 days a year. If we don’t, our workers will think we are a dying factory and go work for someone else. The Vietnam garment industry capacity is small compared to China and new factories are opening everyday which means the workers have many options where to work. The main goal of a factory owner is to keep the lines full and the factory floor buzzing.

We produce over 200,000 garments per month. IF we entertain small quantity orders our merchandising team will not be able to manage all the orders successfully. The same amount of merchandising work goes into a 50 piece order as a 50,000 piece order yet a 50 piece order is done in one day whereas a 50,000 piece order can keep two lines busy for a month.
 

5. Why do you recommend at least 1,000 MOQ?

There are factories that will do small MOQ in Vietnam but beware of these factories because:

1) They are usually mom and pop operations. Here today, gone tomorrow.
2) They don't have additional services like sourcing fabric, sourcing trims or sourcing accessories.
3). The day they get a bigger and juicier order, all of a sudden your order will take a back seat.

If your MOQ is below 1,000 pieces, it makes more sense to manufacture your clothes locally. Depending on what country you live in, I can recommend local factories that will produce less than 1,000 pieces. Please contact me for referrals. [email protected]
Size breakdown does not matter. Within the 2,000 you can have any quantity of any size you want.

Fabric matters.
The fabric dyeing factories impose their minimums on us per colour, so if we order less fabric than their minimum they charge us extra which we have to pass on to our customers. Our customers are always price senstive so we are too - another reason why we have the 2,000 MOQ.

Artwork matter. The appliqué, screen print or embroidery also needs to meet the MOQ. We can be flexible here. For example, most screen printing factories have MOQ of 1,000.

In fact, 2,000 pieces MOQ is small for the Vietnam garment industry capacity. Any factory that does less is a mom and pop operation and you need to proceed with caution. I recommend you be in Vietnam during production and monitor production closely. Most reputable factories in Vietnam have MOQ greater than 2,000 pieces per style.
 

6. Where can I find a sample room in HCMC?

Thai Son has two sample lines and before we sew any garment our pattern maker in Vietnam has to create the pattern and get it approved by the merchandising team. Although we don’t offer a pattern maker service, it is included in our standard operation procedure.

Below are three reputable very small sewing operations. If you are looking to just make samples for small production quantities then we recommend you check out and contact each one of the businesses below. They are small enough that if you just need some pattern maker services in Vietnam they might be able to accommodate. We employ some of the best pattern maker in Vietnam.

Apparelsearch will help you to find a pattern maker in Vietnam. Check out their website. Leo Tran is one of the best Vietnamese pattern maker. Check out this article about him and understand more about pattern maker in Vietnam.
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7. Why don't sewing factories exhibit at Vietnamese garment fairs?

I get asked this question a lot, “what is the best garment fair in Vietnam?” Simple answer is: there is none. If you want to meet garment manufacturers, there is none. What does exist is the VTG Expo 2015. This event is a 2 in 1 event. Vietnam and Textile Garment expo and Vietnam Fabric and Garment Accessories expo. They happen at the same time in the same venue: TBECC The Tan Binh exhibition centre is 15 minutes from the Ton Son Nhat Airport and 40 minutes from Sheraton hotel in district 1. The VTG Expo 2015 will be held October 21 to 24, 2015. Vietnam Textile and Garment expo is full of equipment and fabric suppliers from Korea, Taiwan and China who want to sell their sewing machines, automatic cutting machines or latest collection of trim and accessories. Very few sewing factories attend the VTG Expo 2015. People are always dumbfounded as to why there is no well organised garment fair where all the manufacturers gather to meet with prospective new buyers. The answer is that Vietnam’s production capacity is small compared to China and most factories are operating at near capacity. There is no urgent need to participate in such a garment fair in Vietnam.
If you are exploring the possibilities of producing in Vietnam then I recommend you hire someone to take you around the country to meet with factories in the north, centre and south of Vietnam.Personally, I would charge $500/day all transportation and lodging paid by you. Flights on average run about $100 one way between any two cities. Car rental in the cities cost less than $100 per day. You will need an interpreter - not for speaking with factory owners but when talking to drivers and waiters at restaurants. I speak Vietnamese fluently so that is included in my day rate. The first thing you will hear is that labor is cheaper in the north.
Vietnam Textile Garment Exhibition
There are 2 garment textile fairs in Vietnam every year: Vietnam and Textile Garment expo and Vietnam Fabric and Garment Accessories expo. They happen at the same time in the same venue: The Tan Binh exhibition center. You will find many garment professionals selling related services like freight forwarding, printing inks and sewing needles. These are the main textile fairs in Vietnam.

VTG is full of equipment and fabric suppliers from Korea, Taiwan and China who want to sell their sewing machines, automatic cutting machines or show their latest collections of trim and accessories or fabrics.

If you need a fast introduction to many sewing factories then I recommend you contact two associations: VITAS and VINATEX. They have directories that list their members that include spinning, knitting, dyeing and sewing factories.
VTG show has seen a gradual increase in visitors each year as interest in textile, garment, apparel and accessories firms. With 4 consecutive successful years, the show has become one of the more influential and comprehensive exhibition for textile and garment in Vietnam. VTG 2016 will be held again at Tan Binh Exhibition & Convention Centre (TBECC) from 23rd to 26th November 2016, it will definitely the industrial exhibition that you can't miss to attend.
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8. What rights do labour rights do workers have in Vietnam?

Our factory has been working in the Vietnam garment industry for more than 20 years. We are very serious about corporate social responsibility. CSR in the Vietnam garment industry has been a big topic since the Bangladesh fire that resulted in many deaths. CSR addresses the following management topics:

1. Child Labour
2. Forced and Compulsory Labour
3. Health and Safety
4. Freedom of Association & Right to Collective Bargaining
5. Discrimination
6. Disciplinary Practices
7. Working Hours
8. Remuneration Thai Son is SA 8000 Certified and here are some things we do to be compliant.
How does Thai Son follow Child Labour laws in Vietnam?
Law in Vietnam: child labour is <= 15
We follow SA8000: only have labour >= 16

Does Thai Son forced workers to work overtime?
No, overtime is voluntary.

What is the maximum overtime a worker can work?
Max of overtime is 300hours/year

What system does Thai Son have to allow workers to complain to management?
Workers can complain directly to office manager or by letter box at private places with no supervision.

When workers break rules like smoking or being late…how does Thai Son discipline the workers to change their behavior?
They get three warnings before termination.

Safety rules that Thai Son enforces in the factory?
* All emergency exits are available at all time
* All fire distinguishers are available at all time
* All electric system inside factory must be safe. They are checked periodically by SA8000 staff
* No electricity available inside factory after stoping working.
Production Precedure and Quality Checking
If a garment can not be shipped then it can not be sold. Included in our sewing services is folding and packing. Thai Son is a women dress maker in Vietnam first and other basic garments second. We have been in business for +20 years making textiles. We make men’s women’s and children’s garments using T-shirt fabric. We don’t make suits. One of the most important steps during the garment production process is packing and folding. The garments need to travel to your warehouse without getting dirty or wet and the presentation needs to be preserved. When we make dresses we take this step very seriously.
When we say that we are a women dress maker in Vietnam we mean that we produce dresses using circular knit fabric like jersey, interlock, pique and rib; not woven fabric. Thai Son stills cuts fabric by hand because it is not cost effective to buy expensive automatic cutting machines. We pack and fold by hand as well and do have an in-house QC system to ensure it is done to your standard.

After final QC and ironing, all the garments are joined with the hang- tags. Then they are moved to the garment folding and packing area where the garments are folded and put in poly bags. Then workers will put them in carbon box. The is how we manage garment folding and packing at women dress maker in Vietnam.
We don’t have automatic cutting machines. We cut all our fabric by hand.

The way to cut fabric depends on the fabric. Knit fabric cuts differently than woven fabric. Pique fabric, for example, is one of our most popular fabrics that customers request. It stretches and therefore needs to be relaxed prior to cutting. We tape the marker to the layers of fabric to prevent the marker from shifting during cutting. We try to be a reliable Pique fabric source in Vietnam by using good cutting techniques.
Once the fabric is knitted and died and delivered to our factory we have to relax it and lay it out on the tables for cutting. We layer the fabric 40 to 100 layers high so that when we cut one time we’re cutting 40 pieces. After the fabric is cut, it is bundled into groups. Then those bundles have to be closely monitored and kept together so we do not mix dye batches get differences in color shading. This is what makes us a reliable pique fabric source in Vietnam.

In this video we show examples: you see a shoulder panel and a front chest panel. They are all kept together so there is no mixing of dye batches.

We make polo shirts and casual dresses using many types of circular knitted fabrics. Our most popular is pique fabric. We are an experienced pique fabric source in Vietnam.

Ask any home sewer what she dislikes the most about sewing garments and she’ll probably say cutting out patterns. We’re all so eager to get sewing and working with our fabric that we hate anything that stands in our way. But the cutting-out-pattern stage can be almost enjoyable if you practice these five tips.
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9. Is Vietnam a safe country to work in?

Are we a safe garment manufacturer in Vietnam? Perhaps more important question is why? One, we have to have a safe working environment so the workers feel comfortable and work well. We need to abide by SA 8000 regulations to maintain our certification. We must protect the customers goods in order to delivery as promised. We do this by having security guards by day and security dogs by night. We have CTV system running 24/7 and we use a finger print machine.

Thai Son apparel textile company in Vietnam has more than 200 workers and we manage their time cards by using electronic finger print machines. The machines are located at our front gate security office. This is one way we control who enters and exits the factory when. Additionally, at night time we have a family of dogs that lives on the premises and runs freely. If anyone tries to enter the factory grounds at night, the dogs will be disturbed and sound the alarm. How do we keep our factory safe? Come and visit us to see for yourself. We have an open door policy.

\This video shows our security office. All the workers check in everyday with the finger print system. Security teams check all the accessories that go in and out the factory including the waste. In addition, the security guards regulate all third party goods that enter and leave our factory.

We have security 24/7 via camera surveillance that is viewable in our head office. We apply all security work in accordance with regulations that are socially responsible and follow the local law. We have to in order to be a reliable apparel textile company in Vietnam.
 

10. Transportation in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon is growing fast and traffic gets heavier and heavier as more cars and motorbikes get on the roads. The challenge is: how do we move in HCMC? We are constantly moving goods to and from our factory which is why we have cars and trucks operating daily.

We are both a sewing factory and fabric producer. Specifically we produce a lot of jersey fabrics. For example we are well known as a reliable french terry fabric supplier in Vietnam. We move the yarn and finished fabric around Ho Chi Minh city by our vehicles.

We usually use trucks but occasionally, for small quantity, we use our cars. In this video you see our vehicles that we use to go back and forward between our factory and head office in Ho Chi Minh City when working as a french terry fabric supplier in Vietnam that sews garments as well.

This video shows how do we move in HCMC. Our drivers transport staff, accessories, trims and print samples back and forward between print suppliers and our main factory. They move more than fabric. They also pick up our customers and bring them to our factory as well as return them to their hotel. Remember us as your preferred french terry fabric supplier in Vietnam.

If you're interested in french terry fabric then contact us. If you would like to visit our factory then email us and tell us what day and time works best for you.
 

11. Why are metal detectors important?

If you are producing children’s garments it is very important to ensure there are no broken needles left in the garments. This is why we have a metal detector checking machine in our cut and sew clothing factory. Many people don’t know it but sewing needles break during the sewing process. If there is no broken needle inventory system in place then needle fragments are left in the garments. A metal detector checking machine will find the broken fragments for us so we can remove them. Our customers don’t want their garment buyers being injured by sharp metal needles.

It is not so important to have a metal detector for a women jacket factory but it is important for a kid’s factory. Since we produce a lot of children clothing it is imperative that we utilize our metal detector checking machine.
In this video we show you our metal detector checking machine that we use for children wear. Not only does the customer require it but it just a good practice to check that needles which may be broken during the sewing process are not left inside the garment. This machine will check to make sure that there is no metal inside the final products.

If you are looking for a children clothing factory then please consider Thai Son S.P garment producer. Our sewers are trained to collect broken needs and turn them into the line leader who keeps a record of all broken needles and their pieces. A metal detector helps us find the pointy tips the sewers do not catch.
Metal detection is now an integral part of the textile and apparel production process. Product protection is now an essential quality assurance requirement for manufacturers supplying leading brand names and retail outlets across the world. The use of metal detector checking machine during the production stage ensures that all products are safe and free from metal contaminants. This is a vitally important consideration for manufacturers, as bad publicity, legal action and financial losses could result if a customer was injured by a broken needle tip or other ferrous contaminant left in the finished product during the manufacturing process.
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12. How often do power outages occur in Vietnam?

As a cut and sew garment supplier in Vietnam we need a power back up system because we get power outages periodically.

My name is Chris and I am the marketing manager at Thai Son cut and sew garment supplier in Vietnam. I’ve been living in Vietnam for more than five years. In the beginning we had power outages once or twice a month. Now we have power outages once every three months. This is a problem for our cut and sew garment supplier operation because any down time can delay our promised shipping date.
 

13. What quality control options do I have in Vietnam?

Thai Son has 13 sewing lines and each sewing line has a line leader. They oversee the sewing of garments made with circular knit fabrics. We are thought of as a single jersey fabric company in Vietnam that takes quality control into our own hands. Quality control in apparel manufacturing can make or break a factory. Many buyers are clever and will bet that a factory can not manage quality. For example, they will write the contract such that if quality is not managed well then they get the defective goods below cost. In fact the goods are still sellable; their margins increase whereas the factory loses. This is why a factory needs focus on doing quality control in apparel manufacturing well.

Quality control starts with buying yarn that is contamination free and the correct specifications. We buy yarns: cotton, viscose, modal, polyester and spandex; from India, China, Korea, Thailand, and US. We expect our yarn suppliers to deliver yarn with the correct specifications and documentation to prove it.

Our knitting partners knit the yarn into fabrics namely: 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, and Jacquard. Knitters also have to maintain a clean knitting environment to reduce the amount of hair and foreign debris in the fabric. Quality control in apparel manufacturing is not just in the sewing factory. We are not just a single jersey fabric company in Vietnam. We are a sewing factory.
Our partners in Vietnam also do dyeing for us. We can do lab dibs in 5 to 7 days according to your pantone number. Dyeing has it’s own processes for quality control. The knowledge level of technicians and the quality of machines they use for chemical mixing and analysis determines the level of quality control in apparel manufacturing during the fabric dyeing steps.

In this video you see our quality control sections in Ho Chi Minh city with line leaders checking the trim cards and accessory cards to make sure everything is controlled well and the garments are made per your tech pack design.

Quality is a relative term. It means customer needs is to be satisfied. Quality is of prime importance in any aspect of business. Customers demand and expect value for money. As producers of apparel there must be a constant endeavor to produce work of good quality. In previous article, I discuss about quality control system in garment industry. Now I will give a short description of Quality Control in Apparel Manufacturing Process.
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Contact us to talk with a single jersey fabric company in Vietnam.
 

14. How do factories cut fabric to make garments?

Does Thai Son S.P cutting fabrics for sewing by ourselves? Yes, we cut fabric by hand as opposed to automatic cutting machines. Once the fabric is knitted and died and delivered to our factory we have to relax it and lay it out on the tables for cutting. We layer the fabric 40 to 100 layers high so that when we cut one time we’re cutting 40 pieces. After the fabric is cut, it is bundled into groups. Then those bundles have to be closely monitored and kept together so we do not mix dye batches and get differences in color shading. This is what makes us a reliable pique fabric source in Vietnam.

In this video we show examples: you see a shoulder panel and a front chest panel. They are all kept together so there is no mixing of dye batches.

We make polo shirts and casual dresses using many types of circular knitted fabrics. Our most popular is pique fabric. We are an experienced pique fabric source in Vietnam.
 

15. How many sewers are in one line?

The number of sewers in a sewing line depends on what type of garment you are making. For example, a t-shirt may only require 16 sewers whereas a dinner jacket might require 25. A typical sewing line in Vietnam has 20 sewers. They are the people who actually do work and produce value that customers pay for.

This video shows a typical sewing line in Thai Son garment factory. The cutting panels enter the line. Each operator has a specific job to do. We have 13 sewing lines and 2 sample lines. Each line has about 18 sewers, 1 line leader hand 1 in-line QC (quality controller). They work together to produce from 600 to 1,200 garments per day depending on the complexity of the garment.
If a sewing machine has a problem, the workers will put up a red flag. Then the technician will come, check the machine and adjust it. We have twin needle machines usually used for hems and overlock machines for side seams. They are many other types of machines that make up a typical sewing line in Vietnam. The in-line QC does the final check of the garment before leaving the line. If there is any problem in the next QC section, this typical sewing line in Vietnam will be penalized.

The lines are incentivised. If workers produce garments with no defects, they will get the higher pay. This is how a Thai Son garment factory typical sewing line in Vietnam works for you.

Are you looking for a reliable garment manufacturer in Vietnam? Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the typical sewing line in Vietnam.
 

16. Can I find factories on Alibaba?

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It is hard to find Vietnamese factories on Alibaba because very few Vietnamese factory owners want to pay Alibaba fees and right now Vietnam is so popular that factories get leads through word of mouth. In fact most factories in Vietnam don’t have products to sell because they are making for their customers’ brands. If the factory is only doing FOB orders they don’t have any products to sell unless it’s cancelled orders or surplus production. Alibaba is just not the right platform to promote OEM apparel manufacturing services.

If you click on suppliers by country and region you can select Vietnam and see a lot of offers from Vietnam. They might be factories or they might be traders but the feedback I have gotten from my clients is that the leads on Alibaba for Vietnam lead to dead ends.


We listed our ODM apparel products on Alibaba in 2016 and did not get any new customers. We paid @ $1,000 for a standard package and posted images of the products we designed. Our intention was to offer ODM and we designed a collection to showcase our abilities. Instead of using Shopify or Wordpress to build our website for our dress factory in Vietnam we decided to use Alibaba. We were pleasantly surprised how easy it was to configure and upload products. We just never got any leads that placed orders.

In case you decide to create a mini-site on Alibaba, you will need to make a video for your listing. Here are some tips. Keep the video short: 30 seconds. Create the video with an aspect ration of 1:1. We recommend 320 x 320. When you save the video save as "low web quality." You are limited to 2.5 MB. Being real is more important than professional. Share basic information like company certifications, product strengths, current customers, and factory locations. This is what we did for our dress factory in Vietnam on Alibaba mini site.