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Looking for clothing and textile manufacturers or wholesalers in Vietnam? In this article, we list some of Vietnam’s leading garment suppliers covering a wide range of products. While some of the listed suppliers primarily work with large brands, we also list a few small-buyer friendly options.
In addition, we also explain how to find other textiles suppliers online, relevant trade shows, how to manage garment design, sampling, production and much more.
List of Textiles Manufacturers in Vietnam
- Thai Son S.P Sewing Factory
- G & G II Garments Factory Vietnam
- 9mode Clothing Manufacturer
- Thygesen Textile Vietnam Company Ltd
- T.T.P Garment Co., Ltd
- Fashion Garment Ltd
- United Sweethearts Garment
- Vert Company
- LTP Vietnam Co. Ltd
Vietnam Textiles Manufacturing Guide
1. Preparing a techpack
2. How to order samples
3. MOQ requirements
4. Quality checks
5. Lab testing
What sort of clothing and textiles can I import from Vietnam?
Vietnam, a country of 92 million, is home to textile manufacturers in almost any niche. The ecosystem runs deep, and also covers more advanced fabrics and components.
A few examples follow below:
- Children’s Clothing
- Baby Clothing
- Home Textiles
- Furniture Textiles
- Technical Fabrics
That said, many Vietnamese suppliers import certain materials, such as Velcro, from China. This can result in longer lead times when developing new samples.
List of Clothing and Textiles Factories in Vietnam
Below follows an overview of some of Vietnam’s leading clothing and textile manufacturers. Keep in mind that some of these suppliers only work with larger brands. Further, we are not affiliated with any of these companies.
Thai Son S.P Sewing Factory
Thai Son S.P Sewing Factory is one of the major sewing and clothing factories situated in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The factory is known for producing a wide range of garments using circular knitted fabrics.
Established in 1985 as a family-owned business, the factory currently has about 1000 employees and 1203 machines. The current director of the company is Mr. Thai Van Thanh.
Thai Son S.P Sewing Factory produces garments for men, women, and children (dresses, sportswear, T-shirts, and outerwear). Some of their other services, products, and production abilities include:
- Pattern Making
- Yarn Procurement
- Knitting, Dyeing
- Sourcing Fabrics
- Print or Embroidery
- Finishing Packing
In addition, you can also choose from a wide range of women, men, and children’s styles.
They also have a number of sustainability and quality certifications that include SA 8000, BSCI, Oeko-Tex, and ethical sourcing certificate from Target, one of their major Australian clients.
Thai Son S.P Sewing Factory currently operates two factories located around the Ho Chi Minh City with a production capacity equal with 250,000 pcs of T-Shirts per month.
United States & Canada
Maxstudio in Los Angeles (own stores and for brands Chelsea & Violet, Marmaxx-TJMaxx & Marshall, Nordstrom, Hautelook, Winners…);
Belldini (for Macy’s, Christopher & Banks, Dillars, Belles, Soft Surroundings, Ross…);
Covenant; G-III (Calvin Klein), Kindred Bravely, Gift Craft
Russia: Sportmaster (who licenses Volkl, Merrell, Kappa, Fila, Outventure, Demix..), BaoN, Profmax,
Europe: Warehouse, Oasis, Fever
Australia: Mr. Simple, OCC (Wapol, NSW SES, Mountain Designs)
Their regular MOQ is 1,000 pieces per style, they can flexible on MCQ and MOQ because the factory understands that MCQ and MOQ have to depend on the requirements of the client’s business as well as the MOQ of yarn and fabric production.
Thai Son S.P Sewing Factory can make 500-1,000 pieces per style when they have your support to combine fabric together.
Their Lead time is from 60-110 days depending on the order’s quantity, design, and requirements.
The owner of Thai Son S.P Co., Ltd., Sim Thái Hà Phương, recently contacted us to share their own description and message to our readers:
Thai Son S.P Co., Ltd. is a clothing manufacturer for women’s, men’s & kids’ cut & sew knitwear.
We are highly specialized in producing garments from circular knitted fabric for many kinds of garments for men, ladies & kids (T-shirts from basic to with various kinds of prints, polo-shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, fashionable styles, kids wear, sportswear…) and are proud to be one of the family-owned garment suppliers who have been surviving and developing for the past 29 years.
Currently, we have two production facilities, in District 9 in Ho Chi Minh City and in Sung Nhon, Binh Thuan Province.
Please send us your tech packs with order quantities so we can see if we are a good fit for your needs. We strive to be the best cut and sew factory in Vietnam.
Copyright: Thai Son S.P Sewing Factory
G & G II Garments Factory Vietnam
G & G II Garments Factory Vietnam is rather unique in the sense that they are specialized in offering private label clothing. With design offices in both the United States and Vietnam, their in-house designers develop new styles each year.
This is not that common in the textile industry, as most factories only make products according to buyer design. That said, G & G can also make products according to buyer designs.
They opened their factory in Ho Chi Minh City back in 2002, where they produce a wide range of apparel designs for their customers in the US, Europe, and other countries.
- Macy’s Code of Conduct
9mode Clothing Manufacturer
While many Vietnamese factories have a reputation for large MOQ requirements and longer lead times, 9mode in Ho Chi Minh City is a small-buyer friendly option.
9mode has a lower minimum order quantity requirement, and specialize in making custom designed clothing for their customers in the United States, Australia, Singapore, and New Zealand.
With more than 250 workers across all departments, their Ho Chi Minh factory has been up and running since 2006. That said, 9mode also has a large network of subcontractors that can take on various parts of production – while 9mode ensures that the end product is matching your quality requirements.
- T-shirts and tops
Thygesen Textile Vietnam Company Ltd
Thygesen Textile Vietnam Company Ltd is owned by Thygesen Textile Group, which is a Danish company. Established in 1931, the head office of the Thygesen Textile Group is based in Ikast, Denmark, but the Thygesen Textile Vietnam Company Ltd is based in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Formerly known as Thygesen Fabrics Vietnam Company Ltd, Thygesen Textile Group established the factory in 2004. Thygesen Textile Group also owns factories in the USA, China, Slovakia, and Mexico.
The company also has multiple certifications that include Oeko-Tex 100, BSCI, SA 8000, WRAP and ISO 9001:2008.
Some of their most popular products include:
- Casual Fashion
- Knitted Garments
- Hospital Wear & Bandage
In addition to the above-listed products, the services offered by Thygesen Textile Vietnam include ODM, OEM, FOB, and One-Stop-Shop solutions.
The average production lead-time is between 8 to 12 weeks depending on the quantity and order type.
T.T.P Garment Co., Ltd
Established in 2008 and based in District 12 of Ho Chi Minh City, T.T.P Garment Co., Ltd manufactures woven and knitted apparel for both Asian and Western brands.
Here are some of their main products:
- Polo shirts
- Short sleeve shirts
- Long sleeve shirts
They have a monthly capacity of 110,000 pcs. Further, they also offer product development (e.g. techpack creation) support – which makes them stand out among garment factories in Vietnam. Their MOQ is also below average, as they accept orders starting from 500 pcs – making them an interesting option for smaller buyers.
Fashion Garment Ltd
Also known as FGL, Fashion Garment Ltd is considered as one of the leading apparel exporters in Vietnam. With 8400 employees and 4 manufacturing facilities, it is also one of the largest manufacturers of export quality garments.
FGL was founded in 1994 and the head office and manufacturing locations are based in Dong Nai province. It is a subsidiary of Hirdaramani Group, which is a Sri Lanka based company founded in 1891. Hirdaramani Group owns factories and subsidiaries in Sri Lanka, the USA, and Bangladesh.
Some of their most popular products include
- Crewnecks and Polos
- Hoodies and Pullovers
- Kids and Adults Activewear
- Kids Casual Wear
- Woven Shirts
Their clients include some of the well-known apparel brands like Levi’s, Converse, Hurley, Jordan, and Hush Hush.
They also have multiple sustainability and quality certifications including LEED Gold and Platinum certification by the US Green Buildings Council. They’re the first apparel manufacturer in Vietnam to receive this certification.
Quickfeat International Limited is a global garment sourcing and manufacturing company with its manufacturing units located in Vietnam, Hong Kong, India, and China. It also has sales offices located in USA, UK, and other parts of the world.
Quickfeat was established in 1994 as a subsidiary but in 1998, it became an independent company. The head office is based in Hong Kong, but they also have a large manufacturing unit in Vietnam.
They offer a wide range of apparel and garment products that include:
- Outerwear & Activewear
They specialize in men’s and boy’s apparel. In addition, they also offer services like fabric & trim sourcing, garment development, garment sourcing and production, quality control, packing, logistics, and shipping.
All of their factories are Gore-Tex certified since 1998. In 2016, their factories have also completed High Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM) certification.
United Sweethearts Garment
United Sweethearts Garment is a subsidiary of MWE Holdings Berhad (founded in 1970), which is a Malaysia based company. The subsidiary, United Sweethearts Garment, was established in 1984 in Malaysia but in 2002, it also started manufacturing units in Vietnam.
United Sweethearts Garment (Vietnam) Co, Ltd has manufacturing plants located in Dong Nai and Dong Nai Phase 3. They’re mostly known for their sports and casual wear products.
Some of their clients include Nike, Under Armour, Lacoste, Primary, PVH, SANMAR and many more international brands.
United Sweethearts Garments offers a wide range of products as listed below.
- Sports and Golf Wear
- Kids Wear
- Outer & Casual Wear
- Knit Wear
- Pet Wear
They’re also certified by WRAP for quality and sustainability.
Vert Company was founded in 2006 as a one-stop-solution for international clients for their production needs. They’re most known for their high-quality contemporary outerwear and entirely handmade products.
The head office of the company is situated in Hanoi, while the manufacturing factory is based in Kim Trang, Bac Giang. They also have a sales office in Bussum, Netherlands.
Their most popular products include casual wear, outerwear, and trousers.
Vert Company also has multiple quality and sustainability certificates including SA8000 and BSCI.
LTP Vietnam Co. Ltd
LTP Vietnam Co. Ltd was founded in 2008 with a goal to produce high-quality active functional garments and sportswear for international clients. The factory and head office of the clothing manufacturer is based in Ho Chi Minh City.
LTP Vietnam Co. Ltd is a subsidiary of The LTP Group, which is a global clothing and furniture manufacturer based in Denmark. The LTP Group has 10 factories located in Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Vietnam.
The head office of the parent company is situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. The company has more than 1,600 employees.
The products offered by LTP include:
- Organic Garments
- Athleisure Garments
- Active Sportswear
The garments produced by LTP are GOTS and IVN certified.
Sourcing Vietnamese clothing suppliers on Alibaba.com
There are a few local supplier directories in Vietnam, but I find it way easier to source Vietnamese textiles factories on Alibaba.com or Globalsources.com.
Alibaba.com allows you to search for suppliers based on the country. Thus, you can limit your search to only suppliers from Vietnam.
For example, the keyword ‘T-Shirt’ provides a list of more than 2200 suppliers on Alibaba.com, most of which are based in China. However, if we limit our search to Vietnam, we get a list of 292 t-shirt suppliers. That’s a decent number of suppliers to work with.
Globalsources.com also has a ‘search by country’ function, but the number of Vietnamese textiles manufacturers is much lower compared to Alibaba.com.
Clothing and Textiles Trade Shows in Vietnam
Vietnam Int’l Textile & Garment Industry Exhibition (HCMC) in November 2018
Vietnam Int’l Textile & Garment Industry Exhibition
The 18th edition of the Vietnam International Textile & Garment Industry Exhibition is Scheduled in November in Ho Chi Minh City. The products you can find at this event include textile machinery, apparel machinery, fibers, filaments, fabrics, and other apparel accessories.
You can find manufacturers of braiding machines, winding machines, thread trimmer machines, and other producers of modern textile and apparel machinery here. The fair is more suited for you if you’re looking to buy textile and apparel machinery.
Vietnam allows citizens of 24 countries to visit the country without a visa, which includes countries like Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, the UK, and a few other European countries.
The exhibition is organized twice a year, every April and November.
Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC), 799 Nguyen Van Linh Parkway, Tan Phu Ward, Dist.7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The 30th Vietnam Saigon Textile & Garment Industry Expo, also known as, SaigonTex, will take place in April in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The exhibition takes place at the same time as the Vietnam International Textile & Garment Industry Exhibition and at the same location, which allows you to attend both events at the same time. The event attracted more than 1,000 exhibitors from 24 countries all over the world which makes it one of the largest textile & garments expos in the region.
You can also find garments, textiles, apparel, fabrics, and other similar products in addition to apparel and textile machinery and parts.
The Expo takes place only once a year, every April.
Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre (SECC)
Hong Kong Exhibitions
Vietnamese textiles manufacturers are not confined to the nation’s borders. Some of Vietnam’s leading clothing manufacturers, such as Thai Son S.P Sewing Factory, attend Hong Kong-based trade shows. Here are a few examples of trade shows you can visit in Hong Kong:
- HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week
- HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textile and Furnishings Fair
- Global Sources Fashion Fair
Can I buy from apparel and home textile wholesalers in Vietnam?
Wholesalers tend to offer lower MOQs. This is appealing to small buyers, looking to purchase less than 300 pcs in total.
While there are textiles wholesalers, and wholesale markets, in Vietnam – you need to be aware of labeling issues.
Wholesale textiles are generally not compliant with EU, US or other labeling requirements.
For example, textiles imported and sold in the US must have the following information:
- Country of Origin Label (Made in Vietnam)
- Fiber Composition (i.e., 100% Cotton)
- ASTM Care Labels (or instructions)
It’s extremely rare that ‘ready-made’ wholesale apparel in Vietnam is made specifically to comply with American clothing labeling requirements.
Hence, you need to make sure the goods are re-labeled before shipment.
This also applies to importers in the EU, Canada, and Australia.
Is it cheaper to import textiles from Vietnam compared to China?
Vietnamese factories make less than half of their counterparts in Mainland China. This does have an impact on the unit price. Especially as the textile industry is built on manual labor.
That said, you should not expect product prices to correspond directly with the salaries.
Electricity, water, taxes, and materials still make up the bulk of the production cost. Here, the gap between Vietnam and China is not as big.
Further, many materials used in the textile industry are not even made in Vietnam. Hence, clothing and textile factories often import Velcro and other materials from suppliers in China.
What is the standard production time?
The standard mass production time is generally 35 to 50 days.
Keep in mind that Vietnam also celebrates the lunar new year holiday (called Tet), which effectively shuts down the country for around 2 to 3 weeks each year.
How do I communicate with Vietnamese suppliers?
Vietnamese is the official language of the country, but the number of English speakers is surprisingly high.
As such, you will not have any issues communicating with your supplier’s sales reps and export managers.
Just keep in mind that they speak it as a second language. Don’t use slang words or other terms that will be lost in translation.
Further, WhatsApp and other apps are not blocked in Vietnam, making it easier to call your suppliers or get regular status updates from the factory floor.
How the importing process works:
Now that you know the basics of importing textiles from Vietnam, it’s time to look into the practical 5 step process.
1. Create patterns, size chart, and material specification
Vietnamese textiles generally don’t develop their own ODM products. In other words, they don’t have glossy catalogs with nice looking designs for you to choose from.
They expect you to provide that.
Before you approach a clothing or home textiles supplier in Vietnam, you must prepare the following:
- Material specification
- Bill of materials
- Label files
You can also send a reference sample. But, treat a reference sample as a complement to your Techpack, not a replacement for it.
2. Order a counter sample from your supplier
Before you go ahead and place an order, you must test that the supplier can actually make the product. Hence, you must order a counter sample, based on your techpack and reference sample.
I suggest that you buy samples from at least 3 or 4 suppliers.
You can safely assume that the product sample failure rate is around 50%, so you want to be sure that you have plenty of backup suppliers if one of them fails to either deliver a sample or match your techpack.
In my experience, Vietnamese suppliers are not faster or slower than those in China. That does, however, mean that that they can be pretty slow. Expect a sample development time of 1 to 3 months, depending on the complexity of the product.
3. Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) Requirement
Garment manufacturers in Vietnam tend to have higher MOQ requirements on average than those in Mainland China. In general, it’s hard to find factories accepting orders below 500 pcs per style – meaning design and color. Some factories set their MOQ at 1000 pcs, which is not necessarily a lot for established brands, but a challenge for smaller ones.
4. REACH, CA Prop 65 & other substance regulations
If you’re based in the United States or the European Union, you need to make sure that the apparel doesn’t contain excessive amounts of restricted chemicals and heavy metals.
Such chemicals and heavy metals include formaldehyde, AZO dyes, lead, cadmium, and mercury.
Many Vietnamese suppliers are aware of these regulations, but not all are.
Before you place an order, make sure to ask your supplier if they can ensure compliance with REACH and California Prop 65.
If not, you are better off looking for another supplier.
5. Care instructions, fiber composition & other labeling requirements
As I already mentioned in this article, Vietnamese clothing and home textiles suppliers don’t necessarily keep track of foreign labeling requirements.
Nor should they have to.
When importing textiles from Vietnam, you need to provide a ‘ready-made’ label file to your supplier. This label must also comply with textiles labeling requirements (i.e., fiber composition and care instructions) in the destination country.
Most suppliers prefer .ai or .eps formats for label files.
You should also confirm the following details:
- Print position
- Print type
6. Quality inspections and lab testing
You can’t return defective products to your supplier. Hence, you need to be sure that the products are ‘okay’ before you pay the balance, and order shipment.
Luckily, there are many quality inspection companies operating in Vietnam, including our partner Sofeast Limited.
In other words, you don’t need to fly to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) on your own.
Most quality inspection companies offer online bookings. All you need to provide is the following:
- Order overview (SKUs, colors, and quantity)
- Quality checklist
Inspections in Vietnam tend to be slightly more expensive than in China. Expect to pay around US$400 for one quality inspection.
If you need to get your ‘Made in Vietnam’ product lab tested, you can either instruct your supplier to send samples to a facility in the country.
Or, to a laboratory in Hong Kong or Mainland China.
Do you want to import textiles from Vietnam?
It can be hard to go from a design drawing to a finished product. To help you manage the entire process – from creating a specification to sampling and quality control – we created a Starter Package for Apparel and Textiles:
a. Manufacturer Lists
b. Product Specification Templates
c. Label Samples (USA & EU)
d. Tutorials, Video Walkthroughs and Task Lists that guide you step-by-step through the entire process
In addition, you can also book quality inspections, lab testing, and shipping directly from the platform. Click here to learn more.