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German SME is looking for a manufacturing partner for sustainable hotel slippers made from natural materials

Country of origin:
Country: 
GERMANY
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BRDE20200723001
Published
24/07/2020
Last update
28/07/2020
Expiration date
29/07/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Forming (rolling, forging, pressing, drawing)
Joining techniques (riveting, screw driving, gluing)
Advanced Textile Materials
Biobased materials
Non weaving related to Textiles Technology
Other leisure and recreational products and services
Other retailing
Clothing, shoes and accessories (including jewellery)
Health and beauty aids
Hotels and resorts
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Summary

Summary: 
A German producer of zero waste spa amenities has developed recyclable and compostable multiuse spa slippers made from natural fibres. The SME is looking for an industrial partner for the manufacturing of the hotel slippers, which can offer different technologies to produce and customise the slippers for the final client. Type of partnership agreement could be a manufacturing or subcontracting agreement.

Description

Description: 

A German hospitality product developer specialised in zero waste products including a collection of hotel and spa amenities has developed and designed spa slippers made of natural and sustainable materials such as cotton, cork, wool and palm leaves.
Unlike traditional spa slippers, they are not made from plastic-based materials and can be used multiple times. The German SME is now looking for a textile partner experienced in the field of slipper/shoe production able to manufacture the final product. Therefore, the partner should have knowledge in die-cut of natural materials, such as soles and fabrics, sewing of components and the joining of all components to the final slipper. The company will bring in their understanding of sustainable practices on the raw material side and components used during the production. Moreover, the partner should be able to deal with various customisations of the slippers.
The production agreement could be arranged in the form of a manufacturing or subcontracting agreement. The number of slippers to be produced will amount from 200K to 500K.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
The German SME is looking for a technology partner in the field of textile cutting of fabrics and various other flat materials. The company will bring in their understanding approach of sustainable practices for the production of slippers. 1. Laminate/layer 3 materials (natural fibre fabric, felt, sole material (5,5 mm) to one 3-level sandwich layer, lamination of materials (for the die-cut process). If for the lamination process a glue is needed, they request only environmental friendly ones. 2. Die-cut the sandwich layer to the format of soles, with a system that eliminates the loss of material to the max. 3. Bringing 3 materials (fabric, felt, fabric) to one 3-level sandwich layer, lamination of materials (for the die-cut process) of the hood. If for the lamination process a glue is needed, we the SME requestsire only environmental friendly ones. 4. Die-cut this second layer of (fabric/felt/fabric), sewing of hood/cap 5. Marriage of slipper sole and hood with a bias tape sewing around the slipper. 6. Customisation of the slipper (embroidery and labels) 7. Logistics/stock 8 yearly demand between 200K to 500K of slipper for year one.

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The SME is looking for an experienced small to midsize industry partner Specific area of activity of the partner: Textile die-cut and automated sewing technology, (embroidery /stitch) for hotel slipper. Tasks to be performed by the partner sought: The company is seeking a professional partner in the field of textile confection. Tasks of the partner will be die-cut of natural materials, such as soles and fabrics, sewing of components, the marriage of all components to the final product. Offering the availability of different customisations of slippers. Packaging of products ready for international shipping according to clients demand. Co-operation can be arranged under a manufacturing or subcontracting agreement.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,251-500,SME 51-250