VGI
Chris Walker can help you manufacture clothing in Viet Nam
Hi, my name is Chris.
I guide fashion designers, entrepreneurs and garment professionals producing garments in Vietnam.
How can I help you?
The cheapest and fastest way I can help you is to recommend my book because it's full of insider knowledge, tips and referrals based on my 9 years of experience working in the Vietnam garment industry. You can read the book at your own convenience and use it as a long term reference. And it only costs $US 9.99.

I also provide other services like introducing you to factories, getting price quotes, creating tech packs and more. Below is a list of the services I provide with pricing.
Buy my book for $9.99 on Amazon, iBooks, Kobo or from my website.
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Book Contents

Chapter 1 My best advice
Chapter 2 Meeting MOQs
Chapter 3 Choosing fabrics
Chapter 4 Printing options
Chapter 5 Know your trims
Chapter 6 Know your accessories
Chapter 7 Prepare tech packs
Chapter 8 Getting samples made
Chapter 9 How to find the right factory
Chapter 10 Packing options
Chapter 11 Bond with factory
Chapter 12 Negotiating strategies
Chapter 13 Production steps
Chapter 14 How to manage quality
Chapter 15 Shipping Documents
Chapter 16 Choose Freight Forwarder
Chapter 17 Calculate Import Duties
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VGI Services
VGI ServicesDescription of ServiceCost in USDUnitsContact Us
Introduce You to FactoryVGI dentifies one factory that meet your requirements and introduce you to them by email.US$ 100One Factory What kind of factory do you need?
Get You a Price QuoteVGI works with the factory to get quotations based on 1000 5000 and 10000 per style.US$ 250Per Style Are you ready to get a price quote?
Basic Tech PackVGI's technical fashion designer will create a basic tech pack.US$ 800Per Tech Pack Inquire about basic tech pack.
Intermediate Tech PackVGI's technical fashion designer will create an intermediate tech pack.US$ 1000Per Tech Pack Inquire about intermediate tech pack.
Advanced Tech PackVGI's technical fashion designer will create an advanced tech pack.US$ 2000Per Tech Pack Inquire about advanced tech pack.
Sample DevelopmentVGI works with factory to get a sample made based on your tech pack.US$1000One Style I am ready to make a sample.
Factory VisitsVGI will arrange for visits to factories and go along with you to help with directions and translations.US$ 250Per Factory What kind of factory would you like to visit?
Factory InspectionsVGI will inspect and audit a factory.US$ 1000Per Factory Where is the factory you need inspected?
Skype ConsultingOne hour Skype chat with ChrisUS$100Per Hour What would you like to Skype chat about?
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Other Great Books for Fashion Start Ups

Fashion for Profit by Frances Harder

Frances teaches you practical knowledge
I read Fashion for Profit and blogged about it.

Fashion for Profit reads like a text book and has a LOT of practical forms, figures and tips based on Frances's first hand experience of starting a fashion brand and then failing because she was not prepared for the business side of fashion.

Frances is the founder of Fashion Business Incorporated in Los Angeles California where she and her team host webinars, conferences, training sessions and fashion shows dedicated to guiding fashion start-ups.

Unlabel by Marc Ecko

A must read for fashion start ups
Marc is rich and famous but more importantly he is a real artists that busted his ass to make it. His book reads like a novel. I couldn't put it down. The emotion expressed in the ups and downs of building his brand have made everlasting impressions in my mind. He tells the story of how his marketing team saved money by making controversial videos that went viral and shunning expensive boothes at trade shows and taking orders out of their hotel room. Risky but genius. This books is a must read for fashion start ups.

Brand Simple by Allen Adamson

I recommend Brand Simple by Allen Adamson
This book changed my life. The book convinced me that a fashion start up needs a branding plan first and foremost. I think every young fashion designer should read this book because it basically explains why and how we are unique. You see, I believe that each one of us is a brand and during our adolescence and early adult hood we go through a branding process. We just don't realize it. When we choose our friends we are choosing our target customers. When we choose the clothes we buy and hone our manner of speaking and moving, we are differentiating ourselves from other kids - competing brands. The clubs we join, the sports we play, the music we listen to and the food we eat are, our, unique selling points. Every time a guy asks a girl out on a date he is selling his brand. This book focuses us on selling our fashion brand. Brand Simple simplifies branding concepts and introduces complimentary concepts like 'customer journey.'
“It takes a long time to build a brand and a long time to kill one, so it pays to know what you're doing. If someone asked me for one book to read on brands--what they are and how to build them, I'd direct him or her to BrandSimple. Allen Adamson has captured basic and enduring brand concepts, explained them lucidly, and demonstrated their validity with lots of relevant case histories. The book lives up to its title.” ―Kenneth Roman, Former Chairman/CEO, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide

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My best advice

My best advice is to write your business plan first. Your business plan needs to include the branding plan, marketing plan, sales plan, first marketing campaign and profit loss projections at a minimum. I recommend enloop.com which is a great online business plan building software.

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Mailing Address:
Vietnam Garment Insider
No.20, Street 20, Binh An Ward
District 2 Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM
Phone: 0084 (0)901418139
Attention: Chris Walker