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Online report features formal wear, casual wear, sportswear, sleepwear and underwear, plus a listing of 100 export suppliers

HO CHI MINH CITY, VietnamThe Hinrich Foundation released the Vietnam Sourcing Report: Garments 2017 with the support of its partner in export development, Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL).

The online report includes a listing of 100 export suppliers and profiles formal wear, casual wear, sportswear, sleepwear, underwear, and baby and children’s wear. It also features an overview of the industry, new product features, price guides and export data. PDFs of each section are available to download for free online.

Comfortable clothing suitable for various activities on trend

Vietnam suppliers are expanding their selections of stylish and comfortable garments that can be worn for different occasions. Releases include athleisure garments, or clothing designed for casual settings and athletic activities.

Colorful, UV-resistant yoga pants suitable for indoor and outdoor use are among the latest athleisure apparel. Cotton and polyester shirts, meanwhile, are quick to dry and resist shrinking, pilling and wrinkling.

“Vietnam garment suppliers produce sportswear and casual wear made of comfortable materials such as cotton and organic cotton for polo shirts, and spandex-polyester blends for yoga wear. In the Global Sources Fashion trade show in Hong Kong this October, these items got many inquiries from international buyers,” said Ly Nguyen, export consultant for the Hinrich Foundation.

For formal business attire, suits made of polyester or wool with breathable, anti-wrinkle and anti-static features are being offered.

Suppliers and products

Ho Chi Minh City-based Como Ltd, which was founded in 2004, offers non-iron cotton shirts suitable for casual and formal settings. The company’s apparel selection also includes jackets, blazers, coats, shorts, skirts, dresses and sleepwear.

TVP Garment Joint Stock Company, also in Ho Chi Minh City, has a range of UV-resistant yoga pants. It also offers sports bras, cycling shirts and shorts, and T-shirts.

Established in 1997, Hanoi-based Ban Mai Co. Ltd produces T-shirts, polo shirts, shorts, dresses and pants. Its selection also includes outerwear such as parkas and trench coats.

The report further shows:

– Vietnam’s garments and textiles industry comprises more than 6,000 companies, which employ over 2.5 million people. Garment suppliers account for about 70 percent of the sector.

– In the first nine months of 2017, the country sent abroad $19.2 billion worth of garments and textiles, up 8 percent from the same period in 2016, according to preliminary data posted on the website of the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

– The US was the largest single-country importer, with products sent to that market amounting to $9.3 billion.

 

Vietnam Sourcing Report: Garments 2017 is one of a series of online Sourcing Reports covering emerging Asia supply markets. A full version of the report can be viewed here.

 

Other related Sourcing Reports available online are: Garments, India and Cambodia.

Sourcing from Vietnam buyer’s guide

To help buyers new to Vietnam sourcing, the Hinrich Foundation has prepared a guide that provides an overview of the industries and products available.

Buyers will also learn how to find and evaluate reliable suppliers, available banking options, common methods of payment, shipping details and steps to avoid or settle trade disputes.

Download the report