Textil del Valle South America, a vertically integrated garment manufacturing giant based in Peru, has added digital direct-to-garment printing to its production capabilities.
The company has implemented Kornit’s DTG printing technology at its 1.1m square-foot facility in Lima.
Textil del Valle supplies knit fabric garments such as polo-shirts, T-shirts, tank tops, henleys, knitted dresses, jackets and pants to many of the world’s leading sports and athleisurewear brands.
“Kornit’s sustainable print technology provides the last piece of the puzzle, so we have the ‘full package’ for manufacturing the garment itself, imprinting it on demand based on the customer need, and shipping it ourselves, all from a single location,” explains Juan Jose Cordova, general manager at Textil del Valle.
“Our market has been veering away from stocking shelves with inventory that may or may not sell, and the Kornit solution helps our business and customers eliminate that uncertainty and risk.”
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Textil del Valle develops and produces garments for global brands in North America, Europe, and the Americas. It was the first Peruvian textile company to obtain ISO 14001 certification, assuring customers of “a solid environmental behaviour that fully controls the impact of its activities, products, and services on the environment.”
“Textil del Valle supports brands like Lululemon with an efficient business model that affords them terrific control and efficiency in fulfilment,” adds Omer Kulka, Kornit’s vice president of marketing and product strategy.
Direct-to-garment printing systems help manufacturers meet increased demand for short run production with frequent inventory cycles, as well as demand for personalised garments and shorter delivery times.