The price ratio is a key factor for the global knitted fabrics market and there has been an increase in the interest for values as Made in Europe when combined with traceability, transparency, sustainability, innovation and aesthetics, said a top official from Tintex. According to a market research report, the market was valued at $777 billion in 2017.
“In specific markets for sportswear and activewear, increased performances are fundamental; while the innerwear market is looking more for well-being solutions,” Ana Silva, head – sustainability and innovation, Tintex, told Fibre2Fashion.
Tintex started out by making high quality, natural based, responsible jersey fabrics, and now combines its core expertise with the latest and best sustainable hi-tech dyeing and finishing processes. It aims to build a new generation textilebusiness that adheres to an eco-sustainable strategy for all its production and fabric innovations.
Silva said that going by the perception from the market sample requests and company’s sales, the cotton fleeces have been of major interest lately. “At Tintex, we have experienced an increased interest in responsible innovation from our customers. Specifically, our customers appreciate the naturally advanced effects, which are our unique and advanced finish applied on natural fibres for a truly smart product. As we are able to offer products that blend together design, innovation and responsibility, we are able to provide to the market an absolutely contemporary choice with the added value of sustainability.”
Silva added that Tintex is committed to a continuous programme of sustainable innovations and refinements throughout processing, production and supply of better-made, nature-based textiles. Moreover, Tintex is transparent about its sustainability credentials, and proud to guarantee a 70 per cent improvement in terms of environmental impacts for all its resources, production and processing.
The company also aims for full transparency and traceability of all products and processes as well as that of suppliers, including origins of their yarns and fibre contents by 2018.