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A fast-growing Belgian company is looking for a sustainable European partner for the production of period underwear and swimwear. The partner should guarantee high-quality products and use sustainable materials (Oekotex STANDARD 100, no use of PFAS, PFAO).

Summary

Profile Type
Business request
POD Reference
BRBE20231207025
Term of Validity
8 December 2023 - 7 December 2024
Company's Country
Belgium
Type of partnership
Commercial agreementSupplier agreement
Targeted Countries
All countries
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General information

Short Summary
The company specializes in high-quality bamboo panties for optimal menstrual comfort. Hypoallergenic and with a four-layer structure for excellent absorption, the focus is on providing security for customers (teenagers and women). Their partner should ensure that top-quality remains a priority.

Additionally, they offer menstrual swimwear and would prefer a partner with swimwear manufacturing capabilities.
Full Description
The Belgian company specializes in period underwear and operates primarily in Belgium and the Netherlands, with plans to expand to France and Germany in the near future. The company has been satisfied with its Asian partner, a family business with extensive experience in the production of period underwear and swimwear. However, they are now actively seeking a European company or textile factory (with a short supply chain) to enhance their sustainability efforts. Presently, the company is actively seeking partnerships with European companies or textile factories to enhance their sustainability efforts.

The current target customers are teenage girls and women, with plans to extend the product line to include boys and men, particularly addressing light urine leakage issues for the latter category.

The company emphasizes the importance of finding a factory with the capacity to handle large orders at any time.

Key criteria for selection include the factory's ability to maintain high-quality standards and utilize sustainable materials.

Additionally, the company expresses interest in the possibility of collaborating with the chosen factory's designers to develop new models for upcoming seasons.
Advantages and Innovations
They are a dependable partner that achieved remarkable success within a brief timeframe. Observing an exponential year-on-year growth of their company by over 500%, they are now actively seeking a collaborator to swiftly materialize their future plans.
Stage of Development
Already on the market
Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-beingGoal 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGoal 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGoal 5: Gender EqualityGoal 4: Quality EducationGoal 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGoal 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGoal 1: No PovertyGoal 17: Partnerships to achieve the GoalGoal 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGoal 13: Climate ActionGoal 2: Zero HungerGoal 10: Reduced InequalityGoal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Partner Sought

Expected Role of a Partner
They are looking for a partner with extensive experience in producing underwear, capable of managing substantial capacity, aiming for around 12,000 panties per month and beyond, especially as they expand into the French market.

Prior experience in the production of menstrual underwear is a plus, though not mandatory. An ability to quickly acquire and master new skills, with impeccable results, is essential.

The partner should be willing to collaborate on both the existing collection and, subsequently, the new models/designs (through mutual consultation).

The company emphasizes the importance of working with sustainable materials, requiring a commitment to utilizing durable fabrics. The prospective collaborator should ensure the delivery of high-quality products, adhering to standards such as Oekotex STANDARD 100, and abstaining from the use of PFAS, PFAO, and PFOS.
Type and Size of Partner
SME 50 - 249Big companySME 11-49
Type of partnership
Commercial agreementSupplier agreement

Call details

Coordinator required
Yes
IPR description
They are looking for a partner with extensive experience in producing underwear, capable of managing substantial capacity, aiming for around 12,000 panties per month and beyond, especially as they expand into the French market.

Prior experience in the production of menstrual underwear is a plus, though not mandatory. An ability to quickly acquire and master new skills, with impeccable results, is essential.

The partner should be willing to collaborate on both the existing collection and, subsequently, the new models/designs (through mutual consultation).

The company emphasizes the importance of working with sustainable materials, requiring a commitment to utilizing durable fabrics. The prospective collaborator should ensure the delivery of high-quality products, adhering to standards such as Oekotex STANDARD 100, and abstaining from the use of PFAS, PFAO, and PFOS.

Dissemination

Market keywords
09004003 - Textiles (synthetic and natural)
Sector Groups Involved
TextilesCreative Industries
Targeted countries
All countries