With about 70 years in the denim business, manufacturer Artistic Milliners has expertise in creating jeans. But now the company is taking on a new category: woven textiles.
The company’s new Artmill operations, located in Karachi, Pakistan, will produce woven fabrics for fashion and workwear. This facility is capable of producing 2.2 million meters of fabric per month, including up to 1.7 million meters of fashion textiles and 500,000 meters of workwear and athleisure materials.
Among the fabrics being produced are technical materials for athletes and workers in fields such as construction and emergency services. For fashion apparel, the mill can also produce textiles that are suitable for loungewear, casual office attire and denim hybrid pieces.
Like Artistic Milliners’ denim operations—which includes the mill and manufacturing plant in Pakistan and the subsidiary Star Fades International laundry facility in Los Angeles—Artmill has sustainability as a key pillar. This translates into sourcing low-impact fibers such as hemp, linen, TENCEL™ and TENCEL™ with REFIBRA™ technology. The mill also uses post-consumer and post-industrial waste as inputs. In cotton, Artistic Milliners uses Retraced’s blockchain platform for traceability from field to finished good, and the Milliner Cotton Initiative sets a high environmental and social responsibility standard for cotton cultivation.
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Artmill is giving breathing space to the planet and letting it heal. The Group is one of the biggest suppliers of recycled products in Asia. Our portfolio of recycled fibers includes pre-consumer recycled cotton, post-consumer recycled cotton, industrial waste, and branded fibers like Tencel’s Refibra, Unifi’s Repreve, and Ocean Repreve.
At Art Mill, our focus is on safety fabrication for apparel. Our product portfolio carries interesting fabric concepts, each of which is designed because of its unique properties. The material combinations have been carefully crafted keeping in view the industry and the environment that you work in.
Artmill believes adapting to sustainable ways is the only way to move forward with the future of textiles and its relationship with the environment. Producing a product is one aspect but making it in a way that does not harm the environment and cause no consequences is another; always choose longevity.