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18 / 12 / 2018
Hallotex: Designing and Manufacturing Responsibly
18 / 12 / 2018
Hallotex: Designing and Manufacturing Responsibly

Constant innovation and anticipation of customer needs have always been a priority for Spanish manufacturer Hallotex.

With over 70 years of experience in the fashion industry, Hallotex has set the industry standard in product design and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. As a full service design and manufacturing supplier, Hallotex produces over 12 million units of apparel annually. The company works with some of the biggest fashion brands across the globe including Zara, JCrew, Madewell, Eileen Fisher, Reformation, Mara Hoffman and Oak+Fort, using premium fabrics made of Lenzing’s sustainable TENCEL™ branded fibers.

Not only do leading fashion brands look to Hallotex for their trendsetting designs and quality manufacturing, they also look out for sustainable fabrics that add to the premium nature of the products they sell. Hallotex is fully aware of the challenges its brand partners face in a competitive industry landscape and relies on its partnership with Lenzing to enhance the company’s environmentally responsible collection.

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There are many approaches to the sustainability efforts of Hallotex. From equipment modernization to reduction of water usage, Hallotex is leading the way in low-impact fashion production across the supply chain.

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An important initiative for Hallotex is its use of quality, sustainable materials. The company’s partnership with TENCEL™ branded fibers has become an integral part of their environmental story. Last year, Hallotex helped launch the Zara TENCEL™ x REFIBRA™ technology collection. REFIBRA™ technology is Lenzing’s pioneering technology that upcycles a sustainable proportion of cotton scraps together with wood pulp to produce new TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers. The result is a sustainable, luxury fabric that has incredible drape and color retention making TENCEL™ lyocell fiber extremely popular with brands and one of the most used fibers at Hallotex.

Jordi Bonareu, President and CEO of Hallotex, clearly values the company’s relationship with Lenzing. Bonareu says, “After years of using TENCEL™ branded fibers, our relationship with Lenzing was solidified during the development and the launch of REFIBRA™ technology. It was then that we had the opportunity to work with the entire Lenzing team to make the project a reality. The Lenzing EU and US teams brought us into the process as true team members and at the same time encouraged us to continue innovating through new yarns and fabrics and introduce more sustainable garments”.

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Another one of the company’s more exciting efforts is Hallotex’s creation of “The Loop” initiative, an innovative program that creates new fabrics and clothing from old, recycled apparel. With only 0.1% of all clothing currently being recycled into new fibers and garments.

The Loop is an initiative to reduce the amount of clothing that finds its way into landfills and incinerators. By working with their brand partners to recover obsolete inventory and collecting clothing that has reached the end of its lifecycle , Hallotex plays a major role in reducing greenhouse gases and avoiding chemicals from being released into the soil and water.

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Hallotex’s passion and commitment is clear, to offer design and manufacturing capabilities that address the needs of their brand and retail partners, all while pushing the boundaries of sustainability and education to promote change through the textile industry.

To find products made by Hallotex, you can shop products enabled by TENCEL™ from Zara, Eileen Fisher, J.Crew, Madewell, Reformation, Mara Hoffman and Oak+ Fort.