Towellers, Chesapeake join for Earthtowel, Earthblanket
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, May 7, 2007
Karachi,PakistanandAnnapolis,Md.– Manufacturers Towellers Limited and Chesapeake Textiles Co. have announced a joint venture to develop and produce environmentally friendly product lines using Eco2Cotton yarns.
Under exclusive license from Eco2Cotton producer Jimtex Yarns, the Towellers-Chesapeake partnership will make and market trademarked Earthtowel and Earthblanket lines. Jimtex Yarns is a division of Martex Fiber Southern Corporation.
“We are committed to environmental responsibility and protection, from the reverse osmosis treating of all waste water from our new one-million-square-foot manufacturing Facility outside Karachi , to using Eco2cotton eco-friendly yarns,” said Sheik Mohammed Obaid, managing director of Towellers.
“Every product featuring our Earthtowel or Earthblanket branding is made from recycled and regenerated fibers,” added Obaid. “Where possible, we practice the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle in all factory processes. We recommend that you buy earth-friendly products whenever you have a choice.”
Scott Silver, president of Chesapeake Textiles, noted, “We can produce this toweling or fabric in any size and weight, whether for kitchen, bath or beach towels and woven blankets, as well as the cut and sewn components.”
The companies said the yarn process starts with reclaimed textile trimmings and clippings, which uses about 50% less water and 25% less electricity than virgin cotton yarns and fabrics. The process also avoids additional bleaching and dyeing.
The products will have a natural heather or marl look, and will be offered in a blend of 72% Eco2Cotton, 24% acrylic, and 4% fibers such as viscose and polyester. The companies will develop products for any market or channel of distribution.
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