Capacity to weave from 50 cms upto 2 meters width, SNT weaving plant specializes on cotton and organic cotton. Also viscose, tencel, linen and recycled yarns and their blends are used in the production phase; both, raw and dyed. Weaving archive holds more than 4000 designs; plain weaves, checks, dobby effects; produced within the last 20 years.
Why do we emphasize on organic cotton? We care about sustainablity and a better environment to live in. Organic cotton fiber has the lowest carbon footprint among the most used yarns in the industry. 3,75 Kg of CO2 /Ton is relased in the fiber production, where as 5,89 Kg is relased for conventional cotton and 9,52 Kg is relased for the production of polyester yarn. Also cotton production has the lowest energy usage regarding other yarns used mostly for the woven fabrics. 55 MJ is used for the production of a kg of fiber of cotton where as, 63 MJ for wool, 100 MJ for viscose, 125 MJ for polyester, 175 MJ for acrylic and 250 MJ for nylon. Water usage is another problem to be solved for the sustainability regarding the textile industry. Cotton cultivation is far more the most water consumer of the conventional yarns used within the industry. On the other hand, organic cotton cultivation uses 90% less blue water than conventional cotton.
We can summarize by numbers that; organic cotton reduces global warming by 50%, acidification of land by 70%, over fertilization by 25%, water consumption by 90% and energy use by 60% regarding conventional cotton. That’s the reason we emphasize on organic cotton…
Fabrics woven in the factory arrive at the printing premises, to have their final look, with an endless spectrum of colours with in the artisan hands of our design team.
After agriculture, textile production is the world’s biggest water polluter, mostly because of dyeing and printing processes. The treatment, dyeing and rinsing of textiles also impacts the air and soil. Over 2,000 chemicals including benzidine and toluidine, ammonia, various salts, chlorine and heavy metals are used in a miscellany of dyes, defoamers, bleaches, detergents and brighteners. Textile production leads to dozens of toxic chemicals getting dumped into the world’s waterways, including formaldehyde, chlorine, lead and mercury. Nitrogen and sulphur oxides are emitted from textile boilers, and although textile waste ideally should be recycled, too much of it still ends up in landfill. Technology that mitigates some of the negatives in the textile equation should be welcomed, not least by big brands who want to improve their social and environmental performance.
Digital printing is the perfect answer for all harmful outcomes of the colouring processes in textile industry. Waste water is reduced by 80 – 90 % regarding the conventional techniques. Digital printing consumes less ink and no excess ink is dumped to wastewater. Equipment for digital printing systems uses significantly less electricity, thus saving energy and a much less carbon footprint. The digital printing is the key to a much more sustainable world.
Accessory production first started on 2007 with a small trial order has evaluated itself to organic products of various types for different comercial uses by means of today. SNT is producing scarves, shawls, shopping bags for fashion retail brands; bed sheets, blankets and swaddles for baby retailers; aprons, hand cloths and table runners for kitchen retailers; pillows for home and furnishing retailers; shoe and bag covers for luxury brands. All fabrics woven and printed within the company are evolved into finished goods, thus making the company a compact sustainable, all in one facility.