Sinterama offers specialist polyester yarns, serving the market for customised solutions.
Based in Italy, the group founded in 1968 has expanded to multiple global locations with a footprint in the UK, Bulgaria, Brazil, and China.
For Sinterama sustainability is a way of life. The company tries its best to reduce plastic in its manufacturing process, recycles its plastic bobbins, cartons and monitors its resource use – materials, fuel, energy. It works with clients on reusing packaging and encourages employees to use less plastic, not just at work but in their own homes as well. The company communicates with all stake holders – clients, suppliers, employees, associates – the importance of respecting the environment and using sustainability as the basic mantra in all their business practices.
Big brands with high visibility want to be seen using sustainable materials but they demand that the supply chain make it cost-neutral. So in effect the full additional cost burden of making a sustainable product is shifted to the supply chain’s shoulders. Big brands need to step forward and be willing to listen to the supply chain and participate in the cost burden. Asking suppliers to deliver a recycled yarn-based fabric or garment at no extra cost is in itself unsustainable. The challenge is finding big brands willing to accept cost-differentiation for recycled yarn based products.