We are proud to become the first factory in Asia and the only large-scale manufacturer of denim with B Corporation™ Certification. Achieving B Corp™ is an opportunity for us to communicate, spread impact, and strengthen the community who is redefining responsible production.
Water used after recycling.
Water used in standard process.
Recycling can have a significant impact on cost and natural resources. By changing some traditional practices in denim manufacturing process to decrease our water consumption, not only do we reduce the harm to our planet, but also save over $400,000 per year. Just one example of how recycling can be profitable.
Through our commitment to conserving energy by deploying an aerial-drying system, recapturing heat, using natural lighting, and investing into solar energy, we have reduced our energy usage by 13 million kilowatt-hours per year – and reduced CO2 emissions by nearly 80%.
Kilowatt Hours of
BUILD HOMES FOR
All wastewater treatment plants create a toxic byproduct called sludge. But at SAITEX, the sludge is extracted and shipped to a nearby brick factory. Mixed with concrete, the toxic material can no longer leech on the environment, and the resulting bricks are used to build affordable homes for the people in need.
By mobilizing the power of business, we are working towards reducing inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose.
Associates spread over 5
0.1% of our profit is deployed into
Uplifting 800 lives
We support 3 orphanages which house 800 children. As these children turn 18, they are offered the opportunity to be trained at SAITEX, and offered jobs with equal pay, respect, and dignity.
Access to affordable and clean food is a basic human right. In our continuous mission to create a positive social impact and in association with Everlane, we have installed our very own hydroponic and clean farming system at our facilities. The result is healthy food for our community, while creating jobs that generate social interaction, employment with equal pay, and respect to some of the most vulnerable groups of our community.
6 tons/ a year of
The ratio of women and men associates
We believe that gender equality is a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Not only 58% of our workforce are women, but many have risen to key positions within SAITEX.
Some see them as workers. We see them as family. Giving back to the community and making a difference to humanity has always been of great importance to SAITEX.
Women engaged in
the P.A.C.E program
Of organic vegetables
given to pregnant associates
We see Industry 4.0 as a real opportunity for our business to redefine the relationship of the present economy with resources.
Garments a year
4 VN Facilities in Dong Nai
1 US facility in Los Angeles in development
Pieces/day - to be increased
Working in direct cooperation with our associates, robots are the perfect physical and cognitive partners.
The combination of cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Everything, makes Industry 4.0 possible and the concept of a smart factory at SAITEX a reality.
Go to market
Increase in shipments
Big data helps us to control and improve every aspect of our operations. This allows us to not only to boost our productivity, enhance our processes, and drive growth, but to also put our partners at the center of this transformation. In short, more power and knowledge for more good.
Utilizing the latest manufacturing techniques such as laser to etch off a fine layer of fiber and color from jeans, we have transformed a 20-30 minute manual process down to 90 seconds, to get the same result. Allowing us to produce superior products in a hybrid/collaborative method with our associates, and in less time for our clients.
Automatic Laser stations
For an entire pair of jeans
100% Organic cotton
DYMAX-PFD thread without core yarn DYMAX Dual Duty - PFD thread with core yarn
Coats Epic EcoVerde is a 100% recycled premium polyester corespun sewing thread that has been precisely engineered to create durable and attractive seams.
100% Cotton Oeko-Tex 100, Class II ceritfied cotton fabric with HDPE adhesive
Raw alloy w/NO electroplating (lead and nickel free). Raw copper w/NO electroplating (lead and nickel free). Cap is raw copper, base is raw brass
100% Organic cotton
Recycle polyester yarn
Recycled polyester sateen tape
100 % Organic cotton
100% Upcycle cellouse fibre
100% Recycle Paper (paper waste)
100% Recycle Poly bag from recycle plastic waste
100% Organic cotton
Paper gum tape (without plastic)
Metal Zipper with recyled tape from Poly Ethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Recycled polyetser label - will print inhouse LCA details
To create a world with no barriers and give people from disadvantaged backgrounds an equal and open opportunity.
The Rekut production line is a platform for the differently-abled to receive training and support towards obtaining a sustainable job and a stable income.
To achieve an inclusive workplace, and provide sustainable job opportunities to the differently abled. Each associate gets five months of dedicated training to be fully independent. It costs $3,000 only to mainstreaming each of them.
In urban areas of Vietnam, people with disabilities are 3 times as likely to be unemployed. Following our commitment to the SDGs, the Rekut provides jobs with respect, equal pay, and dignity.
Fully Renovated Accessible Area
We consulted with experts, non-profit organizations, and specialists in Ho Chi Minh city to build our training programs and adjust our machines. $155K has been invested in facilities to be fully accessible with all amenities needed, along with transportation to our facilities.
Each of the 90 associates have been recruited in orphanages and centers taking care of people with disabilities within close proximity of SAITEX. 7 supervisors are dedicated to training and guiding them.
The Rekut production line is upcycling waste & stock garments, giving a new life to the products, and simultaneously tackling textile waste.
By 2025, we aim to create 1,000 jobs and avoid 1,000,000 Kg in landfills.
With this model, we hope our movement would inspire other organizations to follow suit. To see abilities and not disabilities.
In our continuous mission to create a positive social impact, in partnership with Everlane, we have installed our very own hydroponic and clean farming system at our facilities.
Of Clean Vegetables Per Year
Of The New SAITEX Facilities Dedicated
To Agriculture Using The Same Model
With Access To Cleaner And Healthier Vegetables
The result is healthy food for our associates, while creating jobs that generate social interaction, employment with equal pay, and respect to some of the most vulnerable groups of our community.
Access to healthier, more fresh, and cheaper vegetables.
Orphanages and pregnant associates
When harvests are generous, we donate our surplus products.
Employ people from disadvantaged backgrounds and reduce the carbon footprint of vegetables produced.
By doing so, we wish to prove and inspire a whole industry that such model of inclusive farming with job opportunities and equal pay is possible. This represents the future of our economy.