Retailer C&A is building a factory to manufacture denim jeans in Mönchengladbach, Germany.
As per reports, the factory will produce 400,000 jeans per year, later doubling to 800,000.
C&A will work with Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, the Textile Academy NRW and RWTH Aachen University on the project, incorporating highly automated sewing and laundry processes.
The Factory for Innovation in Textiles (FIT) will set new standards in textile production, according to C&A.
Rolf Königs, Chairman, Rheinische Textile and Clothing Industry Association, says, this investment by C&A underlines that the textile industry in the middle of Europe is back. First jeans from the factory will be available next year.
In 2018, C&A worked with mill Rajby to develop the first jeans with the Cradle-to-Cradle Gold level certification. In 2020, its Beluga jeans were awarded with a platinum award.