FML Têxtil, specialized in the production of high-end activewear, swimwear and underwear, has just established a partnership with the University of Minho in order to adopt the requirements of the Global Recycled Standard certification. The goal is to ensure that the company’s production has the minimum environmental impact possible.
About to celebrate its tenth birthday, the company founded and led by Filipe Marinho recently invested in laser cutting technology, and has practically completed the ISO 9001 certification, in an effort to anticipate the future and go with the market trends.
The next step was to establish a connection with the University of Minho, in order to obtain the “Global Recycled Standard” certification. Reducing the impact of production on people and on the environment – ensuring that products are processed sustainably –, increasing the percentage of recycled content in products, and waste control along the production chain are FLM’s goal.
“This partnership will allow students to contact directly with the business reality, while FLM Têxtil will have access to one of the most qualified generations ever, capable of creating innovative solutions to the companies’ problems”, says Filipe Marinho.
Along with the improvement in the employees’ quality of life, waste reduction and recycling, the improvement of the material storage process and the automation of logistics and packaging processes are the other goals that FLM wants to achieve with the partnership.