OUR CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES
We optimise our technologies and keep up with the latest developments in research. That’s how innovation happens. And the quality promise of A&E Gütermann remains. Your perfect seam starts with our employees. In the past, workers worked in isolation on their specific craft, but the needs of modern society require teams of interdisciplinary specialists. In our plants in Germany and Slovenia, highly specialised textile technologists, engineers, chemists and dyers work together to ensure that all details are coordinated. Our production sites in Sri Lanka and the USA have already stopped producing landfill waste.
In other countries, we are close to achieving the same. We also largely avoid plastic waste in our packaging. Where possible, we agree with our customers to avoid the use of any unnecessary packaging. An important step on the way to a sustainable textile industry is to reduce water consumption. Many of our plants – from Schwarzwald to Bangladesh – filter wastewater and process it into drinking water. In addition to this, 100% of the electricity consumption at our plant in Gutach im Breisgau comes from hydropower.
HOW INNOVATION IS BORN OUT OF RESPONSIBILITY
The increasing demand for environmentally friendly thread products continues to drive innovation.
For this reason, we have developed a variety of recycling threads whose raw material is derived from PET bottles.
We have been complying with the specifications and guidelines of the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 for many years. We are also committed to avoiding the use of certain chemicals in our production. In addition, we also comply strictly with the European chemicals regulation REACH. And this applies not only throughout Europe, but in the whole world, ever since our merger in 2014 as an international thread manufacturer. We also aim to have a zero-waste policy.