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My WhyI love working with fashion start-ups who want to master the process of working with Vietnamese factories. I resonate with serious entrepreneurs eager to learn and move forward. I crave the energy that start-ups have. I get great satisfaction answering their questions and calming their anxiety about investing money and working with factories in a foreign country that speak a foreign language. I am a fashion start up consultant in Vietnam.
My HowI start with a list of production steps and figure out which steps you have already mastered and which you have not. Each step has decision points that only you can make. I explain the options until you are ready and you choose; then we move on. This is how I work as a fashion start up consultant in Vietnam.
My WhatI work with you to complete your tech packs, order quantity breakdown list and quality control checklist. With these three things in hand, I take you to the factory to work directly with Vietnamese garment technicians and merchandisers. The ultimate goal is to get a price quote and counter samples before committing to production. This is what I do as a fashion start up consultant in Vietnam.
My missionTo share my Vietnam garment production experience with fashion start-ups around the world.
My visionTo be the best fashion start up consultant in the world with an emphasis on finance and accounting.
Apparel Production Advice
Garment Factory Visits
Factory Introductions by Email
Tech Pack and Sample Creation
Fashion Start-up Business Planning
Market size & segment
Locations & facilities
Equipment & tools
Milestones & metrics
Ownership & structure
Revenue by month
Expenses by month
Net profit by year
Use of funds
Sources of funds
Projected profit and loss
Projected balance sheet
Projected cash flow statement
Projected profit & loss
Projected balance sheet
Projected Cash flow
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?
Due to the time zone difference we will choose carefully to make sure our meeting time is convenient. I use Calendly scheduling App. You can choose a time and date that works best for you as long as it is not in the middle of the night for me.
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
BILL OF MATERIALS
EXAMPLE TECH PACKS
TECH PACK SOFTWARE
My Best Factory
Their regular MOQ is 1,000 pieces per style. They are flexible on MCQ and MOQ if you can make some concessions as well like payment terms. MCQ stands for minimum color quantity. MOQ means minimum order quantity. They manage yarn and fabric production themselves which allows them to make as little as 500-1,000 pieces per style, especially when you allow them to combine fabric together across multiple styles.
Lead time is from 60-120 days depending on the order quantity, design & quality control requirements.
Their capacity is around 250,000 pcs of t-shirts/month.
Their current US and Canadian buyers are:
Maxstudio in Los Angeles who own stores and sells in stores like Chelsea & Violet, Marmaxx-TJMaxx & Marshall, Nordstrom, Hautelook, Winners. Belldini sells to Macy’s, Christopher & Banks, Dillars, Belles, Soft Surroundings and Ross. Covenant sells to the Mormon church. G-III produces Calvin Klein. Kindred Bravely and Gift Craft are successful start ups that took off with the help of Long Ha Chin.
Other notable customers are:
Sportmaster from Russia who licenses Volkl, Merrell, Kappa, Fila, Outventure and Demix. Other European brands that produce with Long Ha Chin are BaoN, Profmax, Warehouse, Oasis, Fever, Mr. Simple and OCC Australia.
Their factory certifications are:
BSCI no. 335395
Their quality standard is AQL 2.5/4.0.
They produce about 50 tons of circular knitted fabric monthly. They buy yarns from Vietnam, India, China, Korea and Thailand. The can produce fabric with the following yarns: bamboo rayon, pima cotton, organic cotton, cotton modal, cotton rayon, cotton slub, combo cotton, viscose, viscose slub, TR, TR slub, CVC, TC, modal and polyester - all with or without spandex. The fabric is knitted and dyed in Vietnam to have good fabric price with competitive garment price for our buyers. They specialize in the following knitting structures: single jersey, french terry, pique, diamond pique, rib 1x1, rib 2x2, rib 1x1, rib 6x3, waffle, burn-out, hot TR (immitation of full fashion knit,) Ponte Roma, interlock, fleece, pique jacquard, knit denim and jacquard. They can offer solid, feeder stripe and auto stripes. Hire me as your fashion start up consultant in Vietnam and I can help you source all these fabrics.
They offer many printing options. They can do all over print or piece print using pigment, reactive, dispersed, heat-transfer, rubber, discharge, foil, reflective, glitter and burn-out techniques. They can do sublimation print three different ways.
If you need functional polyester fabric they can do antimicrobial, quick drying/wicking, UV sun protection, anti-static and adaptive treatments.
They rock and I can introduce you directly to THE decision maker. That is the benefit of working with a tried and true fashion start up consultant in Vietnam.
How and what I deliverMany fashion start-ups search for low quantity garment factories in Vietnam because Vietnam has low labor costs, skilled workers and a business friendly economy. The fashion start-ups want to get price quotes and samples to get started. They find me and ask to introduce them to factories. I give them step by step instructions in my webinars, ebooks and consulting. When they are ready, I introduce them to factories. My ultimate goal is to get their collections to market and sold. Here are the services that I offer:
Ebook/Audio Book: Make your own tech packs for Fashion Start-ups
Ebook/Audio Book: Garment Production for Fashion Start-ups
Ebook/Audio Book: Buying Eco Fabrics for Fashion Start-ups
Ebook/Audio Book: Quality Control for Fashion Start-ups
Ebook/Audio Book: SEO for Fashion Start-ups
Ebook/Audio Book: Accounting for Fashion Start-ups
Tech Pack / Price Quote / Sample Package
Unique selling points / value propositionI live and work in Vietnam Garment Industry - 10 +
I can find factories fast in Vietnam
I know factories that will accept small quantity orders
I know what factories need to say yes
I am very familiar with Vietnamese culture
I speak Vietnamese fluently
I am focused on being a fashion start up consultant in Vietnam
Brand Name and TitleVietnam Insider with Chris Walker
Fashion Start-up Consultant & Author
Sourcing Specialist in Vietnam
Target AudienceFashion Start Ups wanting to produce small quantity in Vietnam
Age: 16 - 55 years old
Gender: male and female
Education: High School and College of Hard Knocks
Geographic location: Planet Earth
They have a dream or business plan to start a fashion brand
Job or Hobby Title: Fashion Designer / Entrepreneur
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What information is being collected?
Who is collecting it?
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How is it collected?
Why is it being collected?
I collect website browsing behavior to improve the user experience of my website. I ask for you the information on my contact form so I can contact you and offer you a service relevant to your needs.
How will it be used?
In an effort to build my fashion start up consultant in Vietnam business, I analyze the source of visits and behavior of visitors when they come to my website. I use the information collected on the contact form to offer you a relevant and professional service.
Who will it be shared with?
The information gathered is used internally, by my company, to conduct business with you.
If you would like me to delete you from my database then please contact me and I will do so.
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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?
Fashion Start-up Consultant
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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