Garmex Saigon js (short for the full designation of Saigon Garment Manufacturing Trading Joint Stock Company) started life as a state-owned enterprise in 1976, one year after the Vietnam War was over and the country was reunified. It was by then named The Union of Garment Manufacturers in Ho Chi Minh City – an umbrella organisation to oversee a substantial number of export-oriented garment manufacturers in Ho Chi Minh City.