It is not about recycling or reusing, it’s about avoiding textile waste

Smartex plays a vital role in waste reduction throughout the textile manufacturing process.

The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, affecting a plethora of ecosystems & compromising our planet. It’s our responsibility to take care of our resources & collaborate to create an industry with less waste.

Since defective production is detected & avoided from the very beginning of the process with Smartex, there is no need to spend raw material, water, energy, & time on finishing the textile garments & waste is prevented at the source.

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Environmental Impact

30% of total textile production is wasted, including up to 5% due to defective production.

$33 Billion is lost every year due to textile defects.

>80% of all textile defects are produced in the knitting or weaving stage, yet are only detected later in the process.

Many defects are invisible to the human eye & proceed down the textile supply chain.

Final garments end up wasted, affecting companies gross margins, retail prices, & the environment.

Inspectors work day & night looking for textile defects but not preventing them.

Let’s work together towards a more sustainable future

Liters of water saved

Many defective fabrics are produced during the knitting stage. Most of the time these textile rolls proceed to the dyeing & finishing stage, wasting water & many other resources. Smartex prevents this by intervening directly in the very first moment when defects occur.

Kg of CO2 saved

There are several resources needed to produce & finish textile rolls. Natural gas generates heat while machinery electricity & compressed air are the main energy producers in textile factories. As these resources are spent on top of defective fabrics, they represent a considerable waste of energy & Co2 which contributes negatively to textile production’s impact on our planet.

Kg of CO2 saved

There are several resources needed to produce & finish textile rolls. Natural gas generates heat while machinery electricity & compressed air are the main energy producers in textile factories. As these resources are spent on top of defective fabrics, they represent a considerable waste of energy & Co2 which contributes negatively to textile production’s impact on our planet.

Meters of fabrics saved

Many defects are periodic & repetitive.
Once a periodic defect starts being produced, it’s likely to damage the rest of the textile roll. Smartex intervenes directly in the manufacturing line, avoiding the waste of defective fabrics.

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