With a 20-year pedigree of crafting high quality, natural jersey fabrics, Portugal-based TINTEX has taken a leadership role in producing innovative, sustainable fabrics for the contemporary fashion, sports and lingerie markets.
The company’s vision is to continue to grow a dedicated, low-impact strategy for production and fabric innovation and to expand their influence throughout the global fashion industry.
One key component of TINTEX’S sustainability efforts is the manufacturer’s long- standing relationship with Lenzing. Since 2000, TINTEX and Lenzing have been collaborating in an effort to push the frontiers of innovation by developing premium fabrics using TENCEL™ fibers.
Ana Silva, TINTEX’s head of sustainability, is a big advocate of using TENCEL™ branded lyocell and modal fibers, supported by REFIBRA™ technology. “Our brand partners look to us for innovation and premium fabrications, and TENCEL™ branded fibers enables us to develop luxury fabrics that have incredible drape, amazing touch and top color retention properties, all the premium attributes that top fashion brands require for their collections,” said Silva.
TENCEL™ Lyocell is made from sustainable sources, harvested from FSC & PEFC (certified and controlled wood) using a closed loop production process. REFIBRA™ technology utilizing 80 percent wood pulp and 20 percent post-industrial cotton pulp into new virgin TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers. Bringing innovation and an even stronger sustainability story to spinners, mills and brands all the way to the customer.
In an effort to showcase the company’s premium quality fabrics, TINTEX designs two collections per year in three focused concepts: Timeless, Fashionable and Innovative. TINTEX’s collaboration with Lenzing plays an important role with the company’s design team.
“We have a close working relationship with our brand partners and they look to us for new fabrications and development, Lenzing is a big part of that process. Together we have developed many innovations, including bio-polishing, where we treat TENCEL™ fibers with enzymes that reduce pilling and fuzziness,” Silva pointed out.
Not only is it important for TINTEX to use top quality, sustainable fibers, but the company is also focused on a more efficient, low-impact manufacturing process. TINTEX continues to stay at the forefront of technology by investments in state-of-the-art equipment, and its family of over 120 skilled staff are educated and trained on an ongoing basis. Silva noted, “By investing in education, training and equipment TINTEX is able to provide a unique approach to design creative products with smart and responsible values.”
With interest growing from brands and consumers for more sustainable fashion solutions without sacrificing quality, TINTEX is in a unique position to lead the market place and deliver an eco-sustainable strategy with its production and fabric innovation to the global fashion industry.
You can see TINTEX and their latest innovative fabric collection at the next Premier Vision show in Paris.
For more about TINTEX visit the company’s site here.