Knowing the fabric to produce the fabric: What lies behind TINTEX’s appeal
The intricacy of sourcing the fittest fibre, selecting the right yarn gauge, working with the best partners and employing eco-friendly products in cutting-edge processes to deliver the highest quality fabric available is the daily work of everyone at TINTEX since its founding, 22 years ago.
“Being Naturally Advanced – daring to do better and to do it first – is more than our motto, it is the drive that allowed us to become experts in dyeing, finishing and coating of natural-based knits, all the while offering responsible and innovative materials”, explains Mário Jorge Silva, CEO and founder of TINTEX. “Investment, partnerships and market research has turned us into an influential player in materials and processes, bringing new levels of service to the fashion industry. Over the years, we became a pivotal epicentre, a kernel and a network between Technological Centres, Knowledge Centres and Universities”.
“A big part of what we do best is finding the right solution for every purpose, combining Performance and Sustainability. This attitude in business has led us in a way that would, eventually, connect TINTEX and POLYGIENE; and so we did. Providing fresh-lasting, longer-living clothes while lessening the strain on water resources around the globe are the common goals of this close partnership”, adds Ricardo Silva, Head of Operations.
“Providing fresh-lasting, longer-living clothes while lessening the strain on water resources around the globe are the common goals of this close partnership”
A truly sustainable company must be able to prove its commitment. That is why TINTEX constantly monitors the whole production process and grants its social and environmental responsibility with some of the most relevant certifications. As a result, their products can be granted the GOTS, OCS, GRS, Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex or bluesign seals.
Their mission is to team up for a better future by offering smart textile solutions that are 100% transparent and promote responsible business and manufacturing processes.
Founded in the Porto region, Portugal, in 1998, they amplify and develop eco-sustainable strategies along the whole production process. Their world-renown expertise embraces the entire textile supply chain, including dyeing and finishing techniques, as well as other applications, like coatings.
There is no sustainability without innovation, hence they constantly invest in fabric innovation to manufacture smarter textiles with high-tech performance.