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Standard Textile and Küçükçalik Forge Global Textile Joint Venture

Standard Textile Co. and Küçükçalık have entered into a joint venture agreement that brings together the specialized expertise and knowledge of two textile manufacturers to expand their product portfolio and accelerate growth in the consumer, healthcare and hospitality markets.

Küçükçalık, a textile manufacturing company with key operations in Turkey and Egypt, has fiber production and weaving and finishing capabilities, producing apparel, bedding, drapery and other decorative products. In 2019, Küçükçalık created a new sustainable yarn from discarded PET bottles using advanced spinning technology.

“We have admired Küçükçalık’s world class facilities in Turkey and Egypt, and this joint venture allows us to both expand our global footprint and leverage their technology and expertise in fiber extrusion,” Gary Heiman, president and CEO of Standard Textile, said. “Their innovative fiber extrusion and texturizing operations provide new opportunities for our research and development teams to collaborate in designing and developing sustainable products using recycled fiber to meet the needs of current and future customers.”

Standard Textile manufactures bed, bath and decorative products. It has manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The company received recognition in 2016 for creating a model for advanced textile manufacturing in the United States with their operations in Thomaston, Ga., and Union, S.C.

“We are very happy to be able to continue our long-lasting friendship and existing trading relationship with Standard Textile, now as co-shareholders,” Yaşar and Yılmaz Küçükçalık, the principals of Küçükçalık, said in a joint statement. “We are confident that this partnership will add significant value to Küçükçalık by allowing us to expand in markets where Standard Textile is particularly strong.”

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A vertically integrated company, Standard Textile is a global provider of total solutions in the institutional textiles and apparel markets. Leveraging textile design, manufacturing and laundry expertise, and its global infrastructure, the company serves customers in the healthcare, hospitality, interiors, workwear and consumer markets worldwide.

Küçükçalık is known for its innovative and high fashion products for the apparel and home textile markets and is also the first company to have received ISO 9001 and ISO 14000 certification in the embroidery sector in Turkey. Küçükçalık caters to a wide range of customers, including design studios, converters, wholesalers and retailers.

Also growing in the space are Perennials and Sutherland, a provider of luxury furniture, performance textiles and accessories, which announced the expansion of Perennials Textiles Mexico (PTM). The epicenter of Perennials’ 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic yarn production, PTM houses state-of-the-art facilities that feature safe and sustainable practices.

“We are pleased that Perennials continues to grow in San Luis Potosi, which will provide direct benefits to our community and the state,” said Miguel Maciel, general manager of PTM who is spearheading the onsite operations. “This would not be possible without the commitment and quality of workforce within our operations, which continues to transcend borders.”

PTM’s innovative space provides room to meet the rapid increase in product demand, where electronically controlled looms can produce thousands of yards of fabric per month. The expansion represents a multimillion-dollar investment by the company and is well underway, with full operations expected to commence by the first quarter of 2022.

“PTM is a genuine reflection of the solid partnership we have in Mexico,” Ann Sutherland, CEO of Perennials and Sutherland, said. “For 25 years, we have continued to meet our growing production needs and our Mexican production has played a huge part in increasing Perennials’ global sales.

Based in Dallas, the company is comprised of Sutherland Furniture, Perennials Luxury Performance Fabrics and David Sutherland Showrooms.