Smartex plays a vital role in waste reduction throughout the textile manufacturing process.
It is not about recycling or reusing, it’s about preventing textile waste
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.
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 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.
kWh of energy saved
This metric covers all of the energy which would have gone into defective production including electricity, machinery energy, natural gas & compressed air. According to an article published in the American Journal of Energy Research, the wet processes occurring in the Dye Houses are responsible for ~60% of the energy consumed in the textile industry.