UAB Vitameda success story: quarantine provided an opportunity to renew and reorient
UAB Vitameda manufactures workwear and personal protective equipment. During the quarantine, the company decided to modernize its existing systems and increase its production facilities. Production mechanisms have been upgraded 100 percent. This made it possible to automate some of the processes - to produce faster and with higher quality.
UAB Šilta mada success story: the pandemic led to the creation of new collections
UAB Šilta mada, established a decade ago, like other companies, faced considerable difficulties during the pandemic. Be that as it may, the company team has led to adapting to changing market conditions and customer needs by creating new collections.
UAB “Sabalin”: pre-orders are no longer available, as business in Europe is in the dark
During the pandemic, UAB “Sabalin”, a company engaged in footwear production, modeling, wholesale and retail trade, faced the same problems as other companies engaged in similar activities - the number of orders fell, the production of materials fell, logistical problems arose, and the scale of work activities had to be reduced.
MB “Dizaino vėjas”, managing the “siLversands” brand: we started working more efficiently
Gintarė Jurašytė - Šukienė, head of MB “Dizaino vėjas”, which manages the “siLversands” brand, states that during the pandemic it was necessary to slow down the production processes and move in a more stable direction. During this period, the company monitored and analyzed the market and improved processes.
Sustainable fashion: how can we buy more?
Pollution processes, over-consumption, waste – it‘s all fast fashion impact. However more and more customers are prioritising sustainability. Faced with this reality, comapnies are rethinking their products and focus more on sustainability, functionality and ergonomics. The textile industry is putting more and more efforts to produce products from eco-friendly materials, reduce pollution in the world, and create sustainable, eco-friendly products.
MB “Dizaino vėjas” success story: during the pandemic, work efficiency increased
Gintarė Jurašytė-Šukienė, the manager of MB “Dizaino vėjas”, which manages the “siLversands” brand, says that during the pandemic work efficiency was increased . Despite declining sales, the pandemic helped adjust some of the company’s processes, work with a smaller team, but more efficiently, more economically. In addition, more attention was paid to online sales.
LATIA Cluster product line: sustainable, functional, ergonomic products
The textile industry is one of the largest industries in the world. The textile sector employs a large proportion of working adults worldwide. The textile and clothing industry uses a variety of natural (cotton, linen, wool, etc.) and synthetic (polyester, polyamide, etc.) materials, recycles them into yarns and fabrics, and manufactures a variety of products (bedding, clothing, etc.). In today’s world, the textile industry is putting more and more effort to produce products from eco-friendly materials, reduce pollution in the world, and create sustainable, eco-friendly products.
UAB “Textilis”: the textile sector is affected not only by the pandemic, but also by Lithuania's relations with foreign countries
UAB “Textilis”, a manufacturing and trading company that has been operating for 17 years, is still feeling the painful consequences of both the pandemic and Lithuania's joint cooperation with Belarus and China. According to the company's director Janina Malakauskienė, quarantines and other restricting measures applied to businesses have become only an addition to the general policy in recent years.
A. Valiuškis’ company: the end of this year may be even more difficult than the previous pandemic year
Algirdas Valiuškis, the head of A. Valiuškis’ company, states that the company's orders decreased significantly during COVID-19, therefore it was possible to survive only with the help of state subsidies.
UAB “Mittet”: quarantine had its cons, but it had pros also
According to director Jūratė Kabalinienė, the COVID-19 pandemic brought UAB “Mittet”, the only company in the Baltic States that produces knitted “long-haired” material, or the so-called “artificial fur”, which can also stitch materials not only from yarn, but also with ultrasound, quite a few pros.
Slow fashion – how it is beneficial?
While many people have heard about fast fashion, not everyone understands the opposite term of it which is called slow fashion. Slow fashion is a movement that focuses on sustainability and involves buying better quality textile products that will last longer. The term stands for human rights, animals and our Earth. People, who support slow fashion, are ethical and respect green values. They shop at the vintage stores or buy sustainable clothes from second – hands. But why does slow fashion is so beneficial and why should we support it?
A guide to the most and least sustainable fabrics
Sustainable and ethical fashion starts with fabric. Fabric choice in fashion industry directly affects the raw material sourcing (farming and petroleum drilling impact), material processing (chemicals needed to turn it into fiber), and end-of-life prospects (ways a garment can be disposed) like can it be recycled or composted? This is why we should ask ourselves ‘what are my clothes made of”?
Cluster LATIA Export Development: product line that can make a difference in a field of fashion
Have you ever wonder if your clothes are sustainable? Who and how made clothes you are wearing right now? Over the past decades the world has continued to globalize, because of it major fashion brands expanded their manufacturing to other countries to pursuit cheaper materials and cheaper labor. The truth is that only from 1% to 3% of garment value goes to original producer.
How each of us can contribute to sustainable fashion?
In today’s world, we constantly hear about the negative impact of the fast fashion industry. Second to oil, fashion and textile is the most polluting industry in the world. It can take more than 20,000 liters of water to produce 1kg of cotton, equivalent to a single t-shirt and pair of jeans. Whether we like it or not, our society is part of this industry and we have to act responsibly.
Textile waste in textile industry: how it affects our planet and what can we do to minimize it?
The fashion and textile industry is one of the most wasteful industries in the world. Global production of all apparel and textile fibers amounts to more than 110 million tons annually, leading to a high amount of textile wastes. These textile wastes take decades to degrade while they are emitting greenhouse gases, pollutes water, and leaves a negative impact on the Earth.