Sourcing in Vietnam

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Hi, I am your go-to guy if you want to get things done in Vietnam. I prepare you to work with factories and introduce you to them. May I describe my list of sock companies in Vietnam?

Chris Walker
Sourcing expert in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
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Sock Companies in Vietnam

Hi, my name is Chris Walker. I work with Tham and a team of sourcing experts in Vietnam. We created this website with two goals in mind. One, I’d like to help you find sock companies in Vietnam that can produce for you. Generally speaking there is not a lot of sock manufacturing going on in Vietnam. Prices tend to be higher than China because sock factories here are full. That being said, there are new ones opening up to hire labor which is cheaper in Vietnam compared to China.

In short, custom socks manufacturing can be easy:

You have a sock design, and we will find you sock companies in Vietnam that make it into real socks.
Would you like to make socks in Vietnam

How does socks manufacturing work?

Socks manufacturing is not a high-tech industry, but the whole socks manufacturing process does involve many steps, and the coordination between these steps makes the whole process time-consuming. In the sock production end, socks manufacturing factories have to consider lots of things such as: Yarn choice, yarn color accuracy, knitting machine needles, Sock sizes, weight, production lead time, sock quality inspection, Sock packaging and private labeling, Import tax and VAT, international delivery, … etc.

Sorting out all steps above, there are overall 7 steps that they will mainly talk about as follows:

1. Pattern coding

You provide sock companies in Vietnam the sock designs, they will need a professional coding team who are familiar with sock pattern and machine mechanism to transfer your vector designs into bitmap designs and then codes that the knitting machines can read. Why do they have to do this extra step? Because sock knitting machine are not that intelligent to read the designs directly. Every pixel of the bitmap design means a thread with the specific color will be knitted through.
2. Yarn preparation
Make sure you confirm the 2 import things about yarns with sock companies in Vietnam: composition and colors.

Generally, you only need to know 6 kinds of yarns, since 95% of the socks are manufactured using these materials.
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Color accuracy is one of the most important things in custom socks manufacturing. To ensure the socks are of the same color as designed, we suggest our clients to use Pantone TCX colors reference. There are 3 ways that you can find pantone tcx colors for your design:

Buy a pantone cotton passport (FHIC200).
Use Pantone color manager (free if you purchase a pantone color passport).
Match pantone tcx colors using online free official tools.
3. Knitting socks

Using programmed codes in step 1, multitude of needles then knit the various threads into a series of interlocking loops. Computerized sock knitting machines work at high speeds and can easily be programmed to produce a wide variety of socks. 1st inline-inspection is implemented here to avoid mistakes like length, trimming, interlocking etc.
Knitting socks process
4. Linking/Sewing socks

Knitting makes a cylinder tube, thus we need to the sewing process in order to link the seperated toe parts together. This is usually done by machine, which is quick. Sometimes this process is also done by manual work, which costs a lot of time. Since the socks are sewed one by one, our skilled workers can easily find defective socks and clear them away from the majority, which is the 2nd inline-inspection.
6. Pairing & Labelling socks

This is the final inspection step to make sure there is no deflection on the socks. The left and right socks are paired together and then passed on to be private labelled. You can choose hangtags or bands to label your socks.
Paring and Labelling socks
Sock making process
5. Boarding

The boarding process is actually implemented to keep the socks in good shape, so that they can easily be paired and packed. One more thing to note here is that sock companies in Vietnam keep the socks clean and soft by experiencing steams under a fixed pressure and temperature in the boarding step. After boarding, the socks will naturally dried.

We introduce you to some responsible sock companies in Vietnam

Many customers came to us and told us the truth that they could easily find sock companies in Vietnam on Alibaba or on Google search, but here are the things they had to encounter:

When they spent several days communicating with the suppliers but there was low chance for them to get a reply from the factory. Try it yourself and you will know the pain.

Most sales don’t know to “follow-up” with your order status.

50% don’t write in good English and 90% of them don’t speak in fluent English.

They only answer what you are asking but don't offer advice like shipping, labeling, etc.

We have good sock companies in Vietnam in our database as we visited their factories and we have been working with them for years. We make sure they are active in responding to your order, speak English well and have certifications that meet your demands.

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  • 1. What kind of socks products can I get?

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    We know the sock companies in Vietnam that can produce a variety of socks including daily cotton socks, sport socks, function socks and silk goods such as dress socks, casual socks, patterned socks, plane socks, toe socks, yoga socks, baby socks, men's socks, kid's socks, tights, shool socks, skiing socks, hiking socks, football socks, baseball socks, function socks, silk socks, silk scarf, silk gloves and etc..
  • 2. Can I start with small quantities?

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    Yes, you can. But there is low chance for you to do business with sock companies in Vietnam with small order just to test the viability of their concept. Because their price will be too high to cover for shipment fixed costs (LCL “Less than container load”), set-up charges and profit. We think small quantities don’t work when sourcing in Vietnam.
  • 3. What is manufacturing lead time?

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    After we give you the contact info of the factory, you can work directly with them and ask them this question. Each factory will have different manufacturing lead time. Generally, Vietnam is still very dependent on importing raw materials…about 70% of them are imported from China. This issue will equate to longer lead-times and potentially a stoppage in production if just one component part is delayed.
  • 4. What should you prepare before contacting the factories?

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    We recommend you have tech packs prepared in advance to email factories. You don't know what tech pack is? Then contact us!
  • 5. How good was your quality consulting services in comparision with the bigger companies?

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    Our sourcing company in Vietnam is smaller than many other quality consulting services and therefore are easily compatible to a particular requirement of each customer. Big companies cannot control the knowledge of their inspectors. An inspector who does the inspection of shoes may do it the same way for apparels. So how good is that inspection? A good technical knowledge of the product is a must. Moreover, big agencies don’t know the customers either so the inspector does not actually know the need of a specific customer. We can educate each inspector of exactly what each customer needs. Therefore, our reports are accurate and dedicated to the needs of the customer.

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