Even though all textile mills share common
goals and strategic objectives,
some operations set themselves apart
from the competition by taking those
objectives to a higher level. That is precisely
what the Viyellatex Group of Bangladesh is
Three of our five companies within the
Viyellatex Group are directly linked to the
apparel industry – Viyellatex Ltd. (knitting,
dyeing, washing, printing, embroidery and
garmenting); Interfab shirt manufacturing; and
Viyellatex Spinning Ltd. (yarn producer).
With such a diverse product line in our various
divisions, it is understandable that we
would import a wide assortment of cottons
from the United States, Africa, India, Brazil
and CIS countries.
FiberMax obviously is a good fit for many
categories mainly because of its performance
and uniformity. These are necessary traits that
can give a particular cotton a distinct advantage.
Whether it is used in yarn, knitting, garmenting
or even shirt manufacturing,
FiberMax has the versatility for many end uses
in our operation. That is why we will
continue to use it in the future.
How important is quality to Viyellatex? It’s
a high priority. We are quite proud of our inhouse
testing program that is accredited by
Marks & Spencer, Puma and Esprit. We are
especially proud of the “Best Supplier” award
we received from Puma in 2009.
The most important cotton quality parameters
in our spinning operation are: length,
strength, micronaire, color grade, short fiber
and trash content. We also ensure other quality
parameters in carded and combed yarn.
These include tests for neps, hairiness and
It’s All About Quality
Price isn’t the only important factor in
Viyellatex’s cotton-purchasing decisions.
Beyond the standard fiber properties, we look
at the end use of the cotton, country of origin,
certification, brand or type of cotton
(FiberMax or SJV, for example), credibility of
the supplier, credibility of local agents, shipment
assurance and arbitration assistance.
An outsider might ask if there are other factors
that our company looks for in the imported
cotton it purchases. Besides contractual
and non-contractual parameters of the cotton,
we look at all the factors tested through HVI
and AFIS machines, including moisture and
As you can see, quality is at the heart of our
company’s mission statement. The final product
must be delivered to the global customer
with that thought in mind.
For that reason, we continue to rely on
quality suppliers such as the U.S. producer.
This is what helps foster such a productive
relationship today and into the future.