USA: Texollini has been in an ongoing investment phase that included spending $2 million on new equipment over the last year. The 27-year-old vertical mill recently installed new circular knitting machines, new dyeing machines and new finishing machines in the company’s 250,000-square-foot factory in Long Beach. The knitting machines are installed in climate-controlled clean-room environments to ensure the fabric is free from foreign fly lint.
Two years ago, Texollini purchased a winding machine that allows the mill to calculate the exact amount of yarn needed for each production run. By using just the amount needed, Texollini ensures that the remaining yarn is free from contaminants.
Research and investment are ongoing efforts for the mill. Lab dips are done using a robotic machine that determines the precise formula needed, which is sent to the dyeing machines. Dye and chemicals are automatically fed into the dyeing machines. The mill also has several small sample machines for small runs as well as a “super-dip machine” for prototypes or small orders for photo shoots.
Texollini is a vertical operation that knits, dyes, prints and finishes its textiles. Everything is completely made in the USA, completely under one roof.
The mill supplies fabrics for the activewear, swim, ready-to-wear and lingerie markets. Texollini also produces technical fabrics for the military as well as medical, safety and other industrial applications. Yarns are sourced from all over the world—including the U.S., Europe and Asia—depending on the customer’s needs and requirements. They have total control over all the raw materials.
In the Texollini warehouse, each box of yarn is given a unique barcode, which allows the company to track the yarn through the production process. If there’s a problem at any stage, Texollini can use the barcode to trace it back to the exact shipment.