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Hallotex: Designing and Manufacturing Responsibly

Constant innovation and anticipating customers’ needs has always been a priority for Spanish-based manufacturer Hallotex.

With more than 70 years of experience in servicing the fashion industry, Hallotex has set the standard in product design and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. As a full package design and manufacturing supplier, Hallotex produces over 12 million units of apparel annually. The company works with some of the biggest fashion brands across the globe including Zara, J.Crew, Madewell, Eileen Fisher, Reformation, Mara Hoffman and Oak+Fort, using premium fabrics that are made with Lenzing’s collection of sustainable TENCEL™ fibers.

Not only do these leading brands look to Hallotex for their trendsetting designs and quality manufacturing, but they also require sustainable fabrics that add to the premium nature of the products they sell. Hallotex understands the challenges their brand partners face in a competitive industry and relies on its partnership with Lenzing in advancing the company’s environmentally responsible collection of fabrics.

There are many approaches to the company’s sustainability efforts. From equipment modernization to reducing water usage, Hallotex is leading the way in low-impact fashion production across the supply chain.

An important initiative for Hallotex is its use of quality, sustainable materials. The company’s partnership with TENCEL™ branded fibers has become an integral part of its environmental story. Last year, Hallotex helped launch the Zara TENCEL™ x REFIBRA™ technology collection. REFIBRA™ technology is Lenzing’s pioneering innovation that upcycles a sustainable proportion of cotton scraps together with wood pulp to produce new TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers. The result is low-impact, luxury fabric that has incredible drape and color retention making TENCEL™ Lyocell extremely popular with brands and one of the most used fibers at Hallotex.

Jordi Bonareu, president and CEO of Hallotex, clearly values the company’s relationship with Lenzing. Bonareu says, “After years of using all TENCEL™ fibers, our relationship with Lenzing was solidified during the development and the launch of REFIBRA™ technology. It was then that we had the opportunity to meet the entire Lenzing team working to make the project a reality. The Lenzing EU and U.S. teams brought us into the process as true team members and at the same time encouraged us to continue innovating through new yarns and fabrics and introduce more sustainable garments.”

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Another one of the company’s more exciting efforts is Hallotex’s creation of “The Loop” initiative, an innovative program that creates new fabrics and clothing from old, recycled apparel. It’s an important step given that currently only 0.1 percent of all clothing is recycled into new fibers and garments.

The Loop is an initiative to reduce the amount of clothing that finds its way into landfills and incinerators. By working with its brand partners to recover obsolete inventory and collecting clothing that has reached the end of its lifecycle for recycling, Hallotex can have a major impact in reducing greenhouse gases and chemicals released into the soil and water.

Hallotex’s passion and commitment is clear, to offer design and manufacturing capabilities that address the needs of their brand and retail partners, all while pushing the boundaries of sustainability and education to promote change through the textile industry.

Hallotex products are available in TENCEL™ products from Zara, Eileen Fisher, J.Crew, Madewell, Reformation, Mara Hoffman and Oak+ Fort.