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Portuguese manufacturer of smart, custom designed fashion fabrics is seeking partners to enter into manufacturing agreements

Country of origin:
Country: 
PORTUGAL
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOPT20211117003
Published
17/11/2021
Last update
18/11/2021
Expiration date
19/11/2022

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Textiles (synthetic and natural)
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Summary

Summary: 
A Portuguese-based leading jersey manufacturer of innovative, sustainable, smart fabrics for fashion, athleisure and lingerie brands is interested in widening its market by forming long-term manufacturing agreements with companies requiring a bespoke service.

Description

Description: 

Since 1998, this Portuguese company has worked towards all fabrics having a sustainability story in their collections. The company is always setting new goals, discovering new sustainable, smart fabrics through new manufacturing technologies, pushing creativity in their processes.
The company’s agenda is dominated by circularity, sustainability and constant innovation. They replace synthetic fabrics with natural, equally functional ones, developing responsible fabrics with innovative natural, regenerative or recycled fibers, produce them locally and supply them to brands.
This SME makes smart, custom designed fashion fabrics through its own unique processing and finishing techniques.
The company offers fabrics in a full range of natural materials, including cotton, linen and modern regenerated cellulosics, such as lyocell and modal, made from managed woodpulp sources in a closed loop system with minimal waste.
The company combines expertise and over 20 years of textile research and development with the latest and best sustainable hi-tech dyeing and finishing processes to better supply the contemporary fashion, sportswear, athleisure and underwear brands.
They constantly monitor their entire production process and grant their social and environmental responsibility with some of the most relevant certifications such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, NP 4457 and STeP by Oeko-Tex®. As a result, their products are granted the GOTS, OCS, GRS, Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex® and/or bluesign® certifications.
A state-of-the-art coating line adds to the company’s groundbreaking journey through innovative, functional materials, applying unique green formulations and repurposing multisector residues to create responsible alternatives to leather and bespoke fabrics of the future, to be used in fashion, home textiles, footwear, bags and accessories applications.
The Portuguese firm wants to find more genuine opportunities for their smart textiles to find their way onto new markets and grow the international side of their business and is therefore seeking to establish long-term manufacturing agreements with partners who are looking for a quality one-stop manufacturer of smart, sustainable fabrics.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
This Portuguese company offers the following advantages to potential partners: - In-house smart hub where a wide range of natural based, smart materials is created in a responsible, fully transparent way; - 70% improvement in terms of environmental impact (water management, reduction of green-house gases and minimizing chemicals); - Reduction, recycling or reuse of 98% of production waste materials; - The company’s collaborations can involve textile R&D; - Their production chain is a traceable process that allows them to ensure the lowest environmental impact.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company seeks market penetration by forming long-term manufacturing partnerships with partners looking for the best fabric solution for their fashion, sportswear, athleisure and underwear collections. The company is also available to work alongside partners on innovations that can be combined to evolve from ideas to smart fabric products.

Type and size

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

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