Being a leading apparel manufacturer, Crystal International has a diversified product categories into five segments, namely Lifestyle wear, Denim, Intimate, Sweater, and Sportswear and outdoor apparel. Crystal International operates a multi-country manufacturing platform, with production facilities spanning five countries.
Crystal International maintains a keen focus on sustainability. It is recognised as SDG2000: the most influential 2,000 companies for a sustainable future. To commit long-term climate goals, it has signed the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action under the United Nations Climate Change. It was ranked 17th out of 50 in the Fortune business magazine “Change the World” list in 2016, recognising companies across the world that have made significant social and environmental contributions.
Innovation and Digitalisation
Crystal International accelerates innovation and digitalisation in product development. With virtual samples, one-stop digital showroom and digital library, Crystal International redesigns and drives to a more sustainable product development process, including 4Zero eco collection, while lessening environmental footprint and minimising response time and physical sample costs. More information HERE.
As a sustainable solution amidst the protracted pandemic, Crystal International has innovated a 4-layered, anti-bacterial and reusable face cover branded SoterTex , achieving ASTM F2100 Level 2 standard.
Procalçado S.A. was founded in 1973, and has since become a go-to resource for design, development and manufacturing of footwear and moulded footwear in the European market. The company operates the following brands: For Ever®, WOCK® and Lemon Jelly®.
The company’s strategy has focused on investing in product diversification, customer service and value creation — including heavy investment in advancing innovation.
Today, the company produces 6 million pairs of soles and moulded footward each year – with more than 400 employees.
We invest in environmental sustainability – including (i) sourcing energy from 100% renewable sources, such as photovoltaic power (utilising 920 panels that reduce CO2 emissions by 150 tons/year), (ii) operating selective separation of waste (up to 72% recovered), and (iii) employing a closed circuit water system to promote reuse. In addition, our reverse logistics system increases the life cycle of packaging by approximately 25%.
Marchi & Fildi is an international spinning Group with the brands Marchi & Fildi and Filidea. The production of yarns is wide and meant for several end uses: from hosiery, weaving, circular knitting to furnishing and technical yarns for protective wear and automotive.
During the last 20 years, the company has developed ECOTEC®, a trademark technology that allows the creation of new upcycled yarns using pre-consumer waste from knitting and weaving companies, used clothes and plastic bottles. ECOTEC® has been a pioneer example of circular economy. Its products guarantee the highest standards combined with the added value of sustainability. The process is totally certified and traceable.
All the yarns produced through the ECOTEC® process developed by Marchi & Fildi – Filidea Group reduce the impact on the environment in a meaningful and quantifiable way:
• Energy savings up to 46,9%
• Reduction on greenhouse effect up to 46,6%
• Water consumption throughout the complete process up to 61,6%
These records are based on the LCA Study (Life Cycle Assessment) made in 2020 by ICEA comparing our ECOTEC® item to a similar product made with virgin materials.
Santoni Spa is founded in 1919, and officially joined the Lonati Group in 1988. Over the intervening years, the company has continuously refined its circular “seamlesswear” knitting machines, becoming a global leader in this technology – which allows us to create products with almost no seams, bypassing the need to cut and sew fabrics that so often become waste.
Over the years, our technology has evolved to manufacture a wide range of apparel, including sportswear, medical wear, knits and outerwear. And recently, we extended this technology to enable the creation of footwear – utilising a circular knitting machine to seamlessly produce a one-piece upper with zero-waste, while incorporating a variety of weaves, densities and elasticities within a single garment that improvethe garment’s fit.
The Santoni X MACHINE was developed specifically to create seamless, knitted footwear using a revolutionary 3D intarsia technology that maps different areas of the foot to create a perfect fit, while at the same time providing a choice of unlimited patterns and colour combinations.
The X MACHINE knits a range of sustainable fibres into one-piece uppers, complete with eyelets, ready for immediate application onto the sole. What’s more, each lightweight breathable upper is produced quickly and scalably.
In the year 2010 we have started Saraz Fiber Tech Ltd. Recycling Fiber and Spinning Plant. Recycled Yarn is proven to be environment friendly process for sustainable products more than 5 decades ago in USA & Europe. After many months of research with trial & error test, we have established a recycling yarn could be useable for high end value added outer wear like Sweater and knitting fashion yarn.
Since 2014, we were successfully introducing our yarn to small and large fashion retailers. Now it is our strategic decision to establish our brand EYS. TM are available for whole industry as a sustainable alternative to all kind of virgin fiber and dyed yarn.
In the year of 1996 during Europe tour our Founder Managing Director Md. Zahurul Islam found that many small Open-End Spinning factory were buying fiber from Recycling fiber producers and many of those producers were mostly buying garments clips ( Pre Waste) from Bangladesh. He set up his mind that we can recycle our own clips for to converted yarn for export quality knit Garments.
We think our waste can be our gold and save our environment in many aspect which have described on our website.
UPW is the largest woolen spinner in the world, specialising in design-led, sustainable yarns. UPW’s ECO Preferred Fibres include RWS certified wool, GCS certified cashmere, GRS certified recycled PET, OCS and GOTS certified organic cotton. Our entire collection is available at UPW’s StockStore® with no minimums, making luxurious and sustainable yarns accessible to both small and large brands alike.
Design has always been integral to UPW’s ethos. The launch of our U-LAB collaborative aims to transform the design and sampling process. U-LAB embraces digital innovation, and through our partnership with Shima Seiki, we digitalise all yarns – with 3000 plus colours. We make it possible for designers to create realistic virtual 3D simulations and custom lab dips with tailored colour twists to meet your needs.
UPW yarn collections include woolen-spun, semi-worsted, and fancy twisted yarns that are dyed and spun in our facilities. Our mills are certified by OEKO-TEX Standard 100 and operate according to the highest industry standards, which include clean dyeing processes, high powered water filtration systems, and green energy solutions that lower emissions and energy consumption. UPW continues to search for innovative technologies and materials that enable us to be a clean manufacturer, early adopter, and industry leader in sustainable spinning.
Usha Yarns has a legacy of more than two decades in learning, developing and producing recycled textiles. Today, the company has three spinning plants in operation spread across 20 acres within the proximity of Chandigarh. The plants are modern and equipped with the best recycling technology driven by trusted brands like Rieter, Truetzschler, Oerlikon and Schlafhorst. The company has a monthly capacity to produce more than 1,000 tonnes of regenerated yarns in different solid and mélange colours, certified by Global Recycling Standards (GRS).
The products are thoroughly examined on each quality parameter of global standards to ensure the complete satisfaction of customers. The company is an emerging brand in circular textiles, known for offering unique values like 100 per cent recycled content, big lot sizes, traceability, no colour variations and fine quality for both hosiery and woven applications which sets it apart from competitors
Usha Yarns is on circular movement to recycle post and pre consumer textile waste generated from garment mills and consumers. Annually, we produce 12000 MT recycled yarns by consuming around 7200 MT garment waste and 24 Millions PET water bottles.
We are GRS certified for 100% recycled contents yarns and have strict environment management system in place at our producing facilities. With our pure recycled contents sustainable brands claim to save water, energy, chemicals and Co2 emission.
YKK was founded in Japan in 1934 and now operating in 71 countries around the world, YKK develops and produces a range of fastening solutions, including zippers, snaps and buttons, plastic products, hook-and-loop fasteners and webbings. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fastening products, YKK cares deeply about our environmental footprint. Since the introduction in 1994 of our first zipper made from recycled material, we have focused on creating sustainable products that minimise their impact on the environment. With commitments to important industry initiatives, such as the UN Fashion Charter and the Science-based Targets for CO2 emissions reduction, YKK is dedicated to creating products beneficial to people and the planet.
YKK is committed to creating products in “harmony with the environment.” YKK’s sustainable product range includes: Natulon® zippers made from recycled PET, GreenRise® biobased zippers, Natulon® Ocean Sourced™ zippers made from ocean bound plastic, organic cotton and lyocell zippers, snaps and buttons, made using the Acroplating™ non-toxic finishing processes.