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Home Textiles

With extraordinary fabric finishing skills, Portugal has one of the strongest home textile industries in Europe and is known for its craftsmanship and expertise in high-quality apparel and home textiles.

By developing a wide range of home textiles such as bath towels, bed linen, and table linen, GT Portugal stands out from the rest with the different qualities and compositions of homeware production that we can offer.

Locally, we produce using the best weaving machinery, preparing and bleaching the greige with the highest industry standards, either for printing, piece dyed, or yarn dyed productions. We source our raw materials internationally, with sustainability, innovation, and the utmost quality of our products in mind.

Aiming for a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly world, we understand that certified standards are synonyms for the development of a circular economy based on ethical practices. For that, GT Portugal and its partners regulate homeware production across the entirety of the supply chain with certifications such as BCI, GOTS, OEKO-TEX, etc.

Flexible

Customisable

High Quality

Materials

GT Portugal is capable of producing home textiles with materials that will fit your needs in the best way possible: Cotton, Cotton Blends, Linen, Cashmere, Hemp, Viscose, Modal, Egyptian Cotton, Plant wool, Marino, Alpaca

1. Portugal is the 11th largest home textile exporter in the world

2. Collaboration with high-end brands and designers on a global scale

3. “Bedding, table, dressing table, kitchen” represented 69% of the Portuguese exports of home textiles


How we do it

1. Design

Here we perform all cutting operations to prepare the fabrics for further manufacturing. We have 5 cutting machines, 3 automatic from Magetron, Gerber and Caron Lion, and 2 manuals. These allow for sample making and small orders. After manufacturing, all final products are controlled once again before packing.

2. Weaving Preparation

Here, we produce the warp that will later on result on the production of the fabrics.

3. Weaving

Here we produce the fabrics. Inserted on a facility built for this effect, we are interweaving our yarns with 60 machines divided by 25 jacquard looms and 35 dobby looms. This machinery is equipped with an online system that controls and monitors production, allowing our team to assert the efficiency of each section in real time.

4. First Quality Check

At this stage, our team examines the yarns in order to detect any possible defects that it may have in the early stages of production, allowing for any necessary corrections while on the looms. This inspection is done manually.

5. Bleaching and Dyeing

In this section, we’re equipped with a set of machines that allow for great flexibility of pre-treatment and dyeing processes and operations. We have the capacity to perform yarn dyeing with crossed bobbins, breakdown fleece and fabrics, or semi-continuous. Equipped with an Osthoff singeing machine, Benninguer washing and mercerizing machines, and a Kusters dyeing Foulard. Four Jetts with different capacities Thies, Norfil and Meit, and four Thies and Pimatex autoclaves. We have 3 Norfil Jiggers.

6. Printing

In order to offer the most refined and diverse printing techniques, we’re equipped with a Regianni 8 colour rotary printing machine, and a flat surface printing machine.

7. Finishing

Here we give the fabrics the required final touches to reach all our clients requests. These finishings are achieved through distinct chemical and physical processes:

  • Ramula (Babcock) for drying, chemical finishing, heat-setting, and stabilized finish.
  • Sanfor (Cibitex) for a mechanical stabilized finish for fabric feel improvements.
  • Tumbler (Pentek) for fleece touch and volume improvement, and overall, more relaxed look.
  • Calandra (Kleinewefers) a mechanical process that aims to improve fabric smoothness and glare.

8. Final Quality check

Here we ensure that all finished produced articles are submitted to a rigorous control in order to guarantee the standard levels of conformity. All defects will be detected and duly marked at this point. Fabric is checked in its entirety.

9. Quality Control Department

This department aims to guarantee and accompany that all industry standards and policies are followed, monitoring, guaranteeing and securing product conformity according to all our client’s requirements. We’re certified with a quality management system according to all ISO 9001:2000, OEKO-TEX Standard 100, SMETA, and BCI norms.

9. Manufacturing

Here we perform all cutting operations to prepare the fabrics for further manufacturing. We have 5 cutting machines, 3 automatic from Magetron, Gerber and Caron Lion, and 2 manuals. These allow for sample making and small orders. After manufacturing, all final products are controlled once again before packing.


MOQs & Lead Times

Our Competitive MOQs and Lead Times aim to provide our clients with high-end homeware collections while using our supply chain in the most efficient and sustainable way.

300

kgs

You can create your own branded towels with a minimum of 300 kg through 3 sizes of towels on piece dyed programs, depending on the weight of the towel.

2-3

weeks

It takes up to 2 to 3 weeks to produce a prototype sample of your idealized bath towels/bed linen.

6-8

weeks

It takes us 6 to 8 weeks to bring your ideas into a final product. We specialise in high end bed linen produced with the most exquisite materials and finishes.

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