RIL, Turkey's Kivanc team up for eco-friendly textile production

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has joined hands with Turkey’s textile behemoth, Kivanc Tekstil, to manufacture and market R|Elan GreenGold, a sustainable and innovative fabric, to leading apparel brands and consumers across the world.

Apart from manufacturing and marketing R|Elan GreenGold fabrics, Kivanc will be the exclusive distributor of Recron GreenGold fibres to spinners, yarn manufactures and knitters across Turkey. “The arrangement will enable RIL and Kivanc to offer the best quality eco-friendly textile solutions to brands and retailers, sourcing their requirements from Turkey, to meet the ever-growing demand of environment friendly apparels,” an RIL release stated.
RIL’s technical team will offer support to Kivanc in further enhancing the manufacturing excellence by the high quality GreenGold fibres, the release added.
“At Kivanç our mission is to be a company that focuses on customer satisfaction, striving to be trustworthy, reliable and sensitive to human health and environmental issues, while producing the best quality fabric brand. We at Kivanc, do business by providing utmost importance to the environment and well-being of the people. Simultaneously, we strive to implement the innovative and sustainable environmental approaches in all stages of production right from spinning, weaving to finishing,” Ziya Kivanc, CEO, Kivanc Textil said.
Kivanc said the exclusive distributorship of Recron GreenGold fibres and yarns and the manufacture of R|Elan GreenGold fabrics will provide the company with immense growth opportunities. The company proposes to manufacture most of the polyester blended fabrics out of sustainable fibres.
RIL, the owner of brand R|Elan, is one of the largest recyclers of PET bottles in India, recycling 2.2 billion PET bottles a year. R|Elan GreenGold, made from recycled PET, substantially reduces emission of greenhouse gases. The fabric being made from pre-dyed fibres, its manufacture doesn’t need much water. Whatever little water is used, 90 per cent of it is recycled. It uses bio-fuels and is one of the few recycled brands that provide end-to-end traceability throughout the supply chain, right from PET bottles to fibres.
Besides Kivnac, RIL partneres with key players across global textile hubs to produce new-age fabrics, using its speciality products. RIL also provides partner firms technical and product development assistance as well as leads for business development.
“It gives us immense pleasure to partner with the globally renowned Kivanç Tekstil. With RIL’s technological edge in sustainable offerings merging with Kivanç’s manufacturing prowess, we are certain to come up with stunning innovative fabrics to meet the growing demand for high-quality eco-friendly apparels,” Gunjan Sharma, CMO – Polyester Division, RIL, said.
Kivanc is one of the main woven fabric suppliers to European and American apparel markets, and it caters to renowned local and global fashion brands. Vertically integrated across spinning, weaving, dyeing, printing and finishing, Kivanc has capacity to manufacture 18 million meters per annum of a wide mix of fabric blends weighing in the range of 100gr/m2 to 500gr/m2.
Its yield comprises a wide range of blends straddling polyester, cotton, viscose, linen, tencel, modal and wool, and is lapped up by leading global brands engaged in making formal and casual wear apparels for both men and women.
RIL, the world’s biggest integrated polyester producer, is also India’s largest private sector company with a consolidated turnover of Rs622,809 crore ($90.1 billion).