This wad of fibres
was a sweater,
It will become a sweater,
and will become a sweater again
or a jacket,
which will come back as a rag,
which will become again
a sweater, which...

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Craftsmanship, Innovation, Traceability and Sustainability

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Fortex was born in 1963 in Prato, with the idea of offering to the north-european brands a fusion of the rugs-recycling tradition with the italian fashion creativity.

In following decades other collections completed its range of products, like the jerseys of "Knit" and the cottons of "Cotton Lab", nowadays exported over 44 countries. Working from the beginning mainly with recycled materials, Fortex has gathered a huge knowhow in textiles. That's why its fabrics are beatiful and innovative, but even durable and eco-friendly.

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Fortex SpA applies the Chemical Management 4sustainability® Protocol for eliminating toxic and harmful substances in production through the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals - ZDHC MRSL.

The Protocol implementation ensures compliance with a set of production process management requirements by the company and its supply chain aimed at eliminating toxic and harmful chemicals.inating toxic and harmful substances in production through the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals - ZDHC MRSL.

The implementation level of 4S® Protocol (Basic, Advanced, Excellence) is verified every year through a quantitative and qualitative assessment tool whose purpose is to check whether requirements relating the organization, process mapping, chemical inventory evaluation, production traceability, training, etc. have been applied and to which extent.inating toxic and harmful substances in production through the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals - ZDHC MRSL.

4sustainability® is the Process Factory brand that certifies the adoption by fashion and luxury companies of the sustainability roadmap.



Sustainability Policy

Nowadays the enviroment is a really discussed topic. With the ingreasing news about the global pollution also grow the awarness that the enviroment can’t be cosidered an unlimited space and that the global resouces aren’t endless. For this reason we must try to improve wherever possible, in order to reverse this trend.

The TC (Textile-Clothing) sector costitutes a hugely important economic sector for Italy; it’s the third national manufactoring sector, thats count about 450.000 employees and over 50.000 active companies throughout the country, representing more or less the 10% of the VA (Value Added) of Italian manufacturing.

Nevertheless, still considering his primary role economically or maybe exactly because of this, textile has come under the spotlights regarding the sustainability question.

The textile productions, in most cases, use particularly impactfull process enviromentally speaking, especially regards the natural resource consumption (particularly water), electric energy consumption and the abundant use of chemicals. To be precise wet processes, like dyeing, printing and fixing, are those in which most water and chemicals are used.

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Fortex S.p.A.
Via Bisenzio, 69
59013 - Montemurlo (PO), Italy

+39 0574 652321

Alberto Rosati | Product Manager
Roberto Rosati | Merchandising Manager
Maurizio Campopiano | Sales Manager
Elena Meoni | Sales Assistant
Annalisa Azzini | Sales Manager
Antonella Baccini | Sales Assistant
Massimo Meoni | Bokkeeping manager
Roberta Benassai | Bookkeeping Assistant

VAT numb. 00326970977 - Registro delle Imprese Prato - n. REA PO-393043