NatureTex, an organic textile company, is one of the seven subsidiaries of the Sekem Group for sustainable development. SEKEM was established in 1977, and in 2003 was awarded with the â€œRight Livelihood Awardâ€ (also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize).
NatureTex was established in 1994 to produce organic textiles, using the high quality organic cotton cultivated on the Sekem farms. Our Products are certified according to the GOTS standard. We can also offer fair-trade certification by FLO-cert (also known as Max Havelaar).
The NatureTex factory is located on the Sekem Farm near Belbeis city, 60 Km north east from Sekem headquarters in Cairo.
The company manufactures various products out of 100% organic cotton or linen, including underwear and sleepwear for babies and children, casual cloths for adults, accessories, dolls and toys (may also be stuffed with organic wool) , and home textiles, mainly bedding and spa items.
A linen bedding line (100% linen, or a blend of linen/cotton) is also available.
Beside the readymade garments, NatureTex also offers fabrics and cotton fiber as well as yarn for knitting and weaving, and cotton carpets made from scabs.
Processing & Production
Naturetex produces garments in various manufacturing processes: design and development based on customer requirements or developed in house, cutting, sewing, pressing/ironing and packing. Screen prints are done in the NatureTex print house, which can also be used for small quantity of allover prints or labels.
Embroideries as well as applications and many other extras are also available
NatureTex subcontracts spinning mills, knitting mills, yarn dyeing mills, fabric dyeing and printing facilities to process cotton fiber into fabrics ready to be cut and sewn. Between each step, quality control is applied in order to pass product for further processing. The entire process chain is certified according to the GOTS Standard.
about 80-85% of the total turnover of NatureTex is export sales. Naturetexâ€™s clients are mainly in Europe and the United States, but also in Canada, Japan, South Korea, UK, New Zealand, Australia, Scandinavia and others.