Many apparel buyers have of recent established their base in Vietnam. With relatively low cost of production, Government stability, large and young population has made the country a low-risk option. Indochine International, which has its headquarters in China, strategically decided to substantially expand its operations in Vietnam. In an exclusive chat with Team AO,KarthikSunjey Arya, Country Manager, shares why it is important for the buying office to be in Vietnam today, and how the oncoming Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement can prove to be a game changer… Under the ‘Exporter Strategy’, Vietnam’s 100% family-owned sewing factory Thai Son SP, is marketing its way to success, filling a niche in Vietnam garment industry. The Ho Chi Minh City-based factory began operations in 2003 and has grown to incorporate two factories employing some 500 workers manufacturing 2,00,000 garments per month. Also read article ‘Shirt with a Twist! S/S ’17 collections embrace new shirt manipulations…’ under section ‘World Wrap’ and ‘Detail Trends: Resort 2017’ under category ‘Directions by FFT’ Besides the above, our news and technology pages make the magazine worth readable.