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Chris Walker

Hi, my name is Chris Walker. &nbsp;I have been working in the Vietnam Garment Industry since 2008. &nbsp;My expertise is advising fashion start-ups. &nbsp;I also serve established brands looking for factories making shoes, socks, bags, hats etc. &nbsp;Vietnam is small and my network of factories is wide. &nbsp;Read my books or contact me to begin the journey of bringing you fashion brand dream alive with low cost manufacturing in Vietnam. &nbsp;Schedule a consultation at www.calendly.com/vietnaminsider<br><br> I was born in Los Angeles, California in 1970 and grew up in Germany. &nbsp;After graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, California with a physics degree, I studied Spanish for a year in Madrid, Spain. &nbsp;Then I joined the US Navy as an electronic technician serving six years on a nuclear powered submarine based out of Honolulu, Hawaii. &nbsp;My experience took me to the Gulf of Mexico where I worked on offshore drilling rigs for another six years. &nbsp;Finally, I settled down in Vietnam to start a family and learn about apparel manufacturing overseas from the inside out.&nbsp;<br><br>​​​