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SAITEX INTERNATIONAL

As the only denim factory in Vietnam with LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, SAITEX is committed
to eliminating its environmental impact. That’s just one way the innovative, Vietnam-based manufacturer is using
technology to shape the future of an ethical and sustainable garment industry

  Traditional laundries use approximately 80 LITERS of water per jean, SAITEX uses less than approximately 1.5 LITER per jean.

Recycles and reuses 98 PERCENT of the water used in its manufacturing processes. The remaining 2 PERCENT Is evaporated. SAITEX is a ZERO DISCHARGE FACILITY


LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council

Converts sludge into non-hazardous bricks used to build affordable local housing


Utilizes solar power and biomass generators that run on wood chip shavings and coconut husks.

Gives free electric bikes to more than 4,800 employees

Aims to be carbon neutral by 2023

 

WATER CONSERVATION

At Saitex International, a pair of jeans is crafted in eco-friendly washing machines that use eighty times less water than traditional processes.

Traditional laundries use approximately 80 LITERS of water per jean, SAITEX uses less than approximately 1.5 LITER per jean.

SAITEX recycles and reuses 98 PERCENT of the water used in its manufacturing processes, the remaining 2 percent evaporates making SAITEX a zero discharge facility.

Saitex uses less hazardous chemicals in its finishing processes than other traditional laundries.

 

ENERGY CONSERVATION

Fossil fuels are replaced with energy alternatives, including solar power and biomass generators that run on wood-chip shavings and coconut husks. In keeping with a zero-waste philosophy, sludge—the by-product created during the denim manufacturing process—is turned into nonhazardous bricks used to build affordable local housing.

 

SOCIAL IMPACT

And because sustainability and social responsibility go hand in hand, SAITEX—a recognized FAIR TRADE partner—provides a transparent and supportive workplace that values gender equality and fairwages.

Additionally, SAITEX started a process that will eventually lead to providing free electric bikes to more than 4,800 employees working at five factories located in Dong Nai province.

Surrounding communities also benefit from SAITEX, including local orphans who not only receive financial support, but are also given job offers to work with the garment factory when they turn 18.

As a goal, SAITEX aims to be carbon neutral by 2023.