Good news, we reuse more than 80% of the water consumed during manufacturing! As one of few such systems in Europe, our innovative sewage ultrafiltration system can save up to 90.000 litres per day. This way, we can do our part for the environment and act responsibly.
STEP 01 - DYEING PROCESS/SEWAGE WATER
The cycle begins with the wastewater from our dyeing plant. Dyeing is quite a heavy process, but we do our best to be efficient and reduce any remaining particles. So let’s see how that works!
STEP 02 - CENTRIFUGE
First, the water arrives inside the round centrifuge, which separates textile particles by vibration. Then, all solids thicker than a hair (half a millimetre!) are sieved into a zig-zag container and dismissed while our water continues its journey.
STEP 03 - HOMOGENIZATION
Next, the water is released into the homogenization basin. The large rectangular container has a capacity of 280.000 litres and features a plate of 60 pressure heads that release oxygen through fine spouts. This step stabilizes the levels of pH, conductivity and turbidity. In short, it equips our water with the necessary technical parameters to perform again.
STEP 04 - ULTRAFILTRATION MEMBRANES
The homogenized water is now passed through the last filtration step: vertical ultrafiltration membranes that clean up the last micromolecules. They filter 8.000 litres of water per hour!
STEP 05 - FILTERED WATER DEPOSIT
Finally, we store our precious reused water inside water deposits, waiting to be used again and again. We hope we’ll be able to reuse 100% of all water we use soon.
As weavers we believe that fabrics can only be beautiful if the processes used to create them preserve the integrity of people and the environment. For that reason, we use a design language that is conceived around longevity, resource-friendliness, recycling and zero-waste.
We weave our fabrics in solid, two-layered structures, which does not only enhance their durability but also allows us to make back-weaves out of 100% recycled yarn.
Under the OEKO-TEX 100 standard we certify our fabrics to offer end-users the highest level of safety. We manufacture under ISO 14001, the environmental management system that commits to maximizing resource efficiency and pollution control, and our production is free from waste.
Using a closed-loop process, we collect all our textile waste and send it to a local spinner that turns it into yarn. This yarn is reused for our fabrics. In this way every bit of textile waste is absorbed back into our manufacturing and no waste is generated.
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