Vietnam is still primarily recognized in the world as a product processing nation, despite also being a textile exporter with an annual turnover of up to tens of billions of US dollars. Today worldwide the green transition of the fashion textile industry is increasingly obvious, and in Vietnam also a significant shift towards green transformation, with an increasing focus on producing raw materials from recycled or organic sources. Here are some eco-friendly Vietnamese manufacturers working to guarantee a comprehensive approach to sustainability.
One of the first sustainable textile wholesalers in Vietnam is WELLFABRIC, the fabric division of Bao Lan Textile Co., Ltd. They got their start in Ho Chi Minh City in 2011 and their goal was always to encourage the growth of sustainable fashion by creating eco-friendly textiles that are enticing, fascinating, approachable, and reasonably priced. Their research and development of new fabrics is what makes them strong. Every year, they work closely with universities and textile engineers to develop and create new eco-friendly fabrics. In addition, they participate in social projects, donate to nonprofit environmental organizations in Vietnam, and work to reduce carbon emissions while attempting to guarantee a comprehensive strategy for sustainability.
Faslink provides businesses with premium fabrics and uniforms and when the company started focusing on sustainable fashion in 2010, it decided to use both organic and polymer technologies to manufacture its fibers. Coffee grounds, lotus leaves, mint leaves, oyster shell fibers, recycled plastic bottles, and so on are examples of common fibers used by Faslink. Fasling fabrics are superior to conventional fabrics in many ways. They dry quickly, are lightweight, offer good sun protection, and are simple to iron. Powdered oyster shells and recycled bottles are used to make oyster fabric and help to reduce environmental impact because of its many benefits such as antistaticity, sun protection, and quick drying. Lotus fiber fabric is elastic, stain-resistant, and capable of self-cleaning. Additionally, all it takes to make a polo shirt out of fabrics made of coffee is three cups of coffee and five plastic bottles and even after being machine washed, Faslink materials have a lifespan of up to 5-7 years.
The use of environmentally friendly products without sacrificing functionality and textile quality is one of the fundamental tenets of Thygesen Textile Vietnam’s sustainability journey. Their LEAN system is made to use little energy and produce less waste as possible, to run as efficiently and sustainably as possible. They make an effort to set the standard for the sustainable transformation of the textile industry by consistently investing in environmentally friendly technologies.
Greenyarn, has over ten years of experience in the textile industry and is one of the top suppliers of sustainable textiles to the Vietnamese market. They procure environmentally sustainable yarns, including natural and recycled yarns (yarns derived from post-consumer materials like plastics). To lessen carbon footprints, they also consider the yarns’ manufacturing process. Today they are a reliable supplier that brings sustainable textiles to the Vietnamese market, and so making them easier to access.