Factories who believe in our mission.
We take complete pride in our process, product and people. That’s why we are extremely proud to partner with factories who are as committed to sustainable development within our industry as we are. We ensure each factory invests in clean energy and innovative methods to reduce waste where possible.
Most importantly, behind these methods are people. People who run the factory, and produce our garments. They are the heartbeat of our brand and it is absolutely essential that their rights reflect this ethos.
We have nothing to hide, in fact, we have everything to share. Education regarding the factory is actively encouraged, and when the world heals again, nu-in will be offering factory tours to see where and how products are made.
Get to know our factories for yourselves…
360 is a brand new factory where the owners have invested 25 million euros into state of the art technology pushing the boundaries of sustainable manufacturing. The factory will specialise in the ability to mechanically recycle mixed composition clothing. It moves closer towards the end goal of a circular line of production. We visited the factory back in November 2019, you can see the IGTV video on our instagram channel. The factory will be opening in October 2020.
Chantuque are renowned across the world for their production of denim. Not just any denim. Denim that is produced using 80% less water than standard industry production which sees around 10,000 litres of water used to produce one pair of jeans (that’s 4 years worth of drinking water for one person). This is achieved through the introduction of their very own in-house sustainable washing unit, the first fully sustainable laundry in Turkey. This washing facility replaces traditional harmful processes by using cutting-edge laser and innovative ozone to treat garments, eliminating the use of harmful chemicals, reducing water usage by up to 80% and saving energy.
Chantuque has also invested in dramatically reducing factory waste by taking all factory offcuts to recycle into their own unique cloth. This creates a circular model and saves huge amounts of waste fabric going to landfill every month. This fabric in turn has a water saving of more than 2,500 litres of water per pair of jeans.
Based in the North of Portugal (Barcelos), where the textile industry has deep rooted tradition, Clothius was born in 2014 as a circular knitting company and in 2017 began to incorporate seamless garments with the most recent technology into its factory floor. Seamless technology has transformed the overall worldwide production process, offering higher comfort and better fit by eliminating seams.
Clothius produces its own energy generated by solar panels, harvesting this to become pioneers in the seamless garment industry.
But what actually is seamless technology? Well, it’s a specific knitting technique that creates innovative and functional garments involving less cutting and sewing, ultimately saving on wasted material, cost and time. The end result ensures the garment fits well onto an individual’s body, giving a much lighter feel, comfort and ergonomic shape.
This technology also offers endless possibilities relating to colour combinations, textures and patterns combined with the use of antimicrobial and hydrophilic properties which aim to neutralise odours, eliminating bacteria, creating the best performance for activewear.
Junius works towards a more sustainable workplace, in order to decrease its environmental footprint. As part of this goal, all textile and paper waste are recycled, eventually being reused as new fabrics and /or paper supplies. Alongside this, all of Junius’ electrical system uses low-consumption settings, helping reduce the amount of energy wasted.
Founded in 2014, Junius combines traditional know-how with the implementation of new and creative ideas to improve its production, always with an emphasis on environmental awareness at its core.
Working closely with local suppliers, Junius aims to create a more sustainable future by implementing organic and recycled fabrics in all of its productions, pushing towards making these materials the new industry standard.
Marco Canaveses, Portugal
Since 1990, Vestire has made it their mission to be at the forefront of the knitting industry. This has seen their mission span towards sustainability, seeing the factory introduce as many sustainable initiatives as they currently can. The beginning of this journey saw them install solar panels to reduce electricity usage, as well as all wastage being collected on a weekly basis being sent directly to a recycling plant, avoiding mass amount of material being sent to landfill. The water which is used also gets collected to take part in national water treatment which sees water being released back to the people once deemed safe again post treatment.
Vestire is continuously seeking further innovation within the knitwear industry with the main focus placed upon searching for even more eco-friendly materials and techniques, sourcing high quality yarns from countries committed to issuing sustainable and ethical materials such as Spain, Portugal and Italy. Vestire always selects their suppliers based on their commitment to investigating sustainability and ethical credentials of each yarn used.
Onat Tekstil came to life in 1989, producing jersey and woven garments for consumers. Since then, Onat’s mission is to provide people with top quality garments that are both affordable and sustainable.
Onat uses sustainable fabrics such as recycled cotton, recycled polyester and ecovera viscose within their garments, sending all offcuts from these materials to recycling yarn companies to be reprocessed. Also, all packing materials, such as boxes and polybags are produced from recycled material.
Onat has witnessed the mass installation of solar panels to generate electric energy, as well as a rainwater harvesting system to reduce the negative impact on the environment. The factory is currently in the middle of replacing all company cars to hybrid or electric models to help reduce carbon emission too.