Frequently Asked Questions
PYRATEX® is the solution you were looking for. We are more than a textile suppliers, we are innovators.
Because innovation sparks many questions, here’s a few answers that might help you get to know us better.
What is PYRATEX®?
We are an R&D company and textile supplier. We research innovative fibers to develop functional knit fabrics. The fibers we use are ground-breakingly natural, regenerative or recycled. The properties in our fabrics come from the fiber itself and are tested by independent European institutes.
Where is PYRATEX® based?
PYRATEX® is based in Madrid, Spain. We produce in Italy, Spain and Portugal, and have recently started doing so in Mexico for our America-based clients.
What does PYRATEX® offer?
We are textile suppliers. However, R&D is the core of everything we do which is why we keep expanding our PYRATEX® range with new fibers. Producing locally and providing traceability is our goal so if you are looking to move your production of finished garments to Europe, we can help doing so.
Because we know how important it is for you to communicate about the responsible materials in the best way possible, we will support you in explaining it to your clients and integrating the PYRATEX® story into your own.
Do I need to buy a certain minimum?
High Minimum Order Quantities (MOQs) can lead to overproduction and possibly to wastage. At PYRATEX® we understand how it is when you are a new brand or project just starting out. Therefore we made it possible to buy PYRATEX® from just one meter for prototyping before a bulk order! For productions of the colour of your choosing, the majority of our fabrics have MOQs as low as 50 meters, but there are some exceptions.
What are your lead times?
Lead times for bulk orders range from 5 to 12 weeks, depending on the fabrics and order date.
HOW TO GET YOUR PYRATEX®
Where are PYRATEX® fabrics available? And who can buy them?
PYRATEX® is a B2B company which produces on-demand, supplying its fabrics worldwide. We supply them to fashion brands, R&D and innovation-focused companies.
How do I buy PYRATEX® fabrics?
Please fill in our Contact Form, the more specific you can be about the fabrics that you are looking for (target price, quantities and structure) the better. We will take it from there.
Do you provide manufacturing services?
If your company would like to launch a production of our fabrics, but doesn’t have a garment manufacturer to work with, we might be able to recommend one.
MORE ABOUT PYRATEX® FABRICS
What type of fabrics do you sell?
PYRATEX® fabrics are high-quality and traceable fabrics, made in circular knitting machines with bio-based and/or recycled fibers.
What properties do your fabrics have? How are these proven?
Our PYRATEX® fabrics have functional properties that come from the fiber. We know that the initial properties, inherent to the plant, are still present as we have the product tested by European textile institutes during several stages of the production process.
These are the properties you can find in our fabrics:
Free radical elimination
Negative ions emission
IR radiation reflection
Where does the cotton in your PYRATEX® upcycled fabrics come from?
Our upcycled cotton comes from post-industrial cotton textile waste, and the yarn is produced in Spain.
What fibers do you work with?
We aim to replace synthetic materials with natural ones, better for our health, and better for the planet. Some of the innovative fibers we work with come from
Sustainability is a journey, and we know switching from synthetic fabrics to natural ones may be challenging. For this reason, our PYRATEX® active fabrics are made with bio-based polyamide, and we also work with degradable elastane - a middle ground for those brands willing to start their sustainability journey.
ABOUT OUR IMPACT
How are you responsible?
At PYRATEX® we are committed to increasing responsible textile use in fashion. We use responsible fibers in our formulas: natural, degradable or upcycled fibers which consume less water, energy or CO2 during their production process.
We also work with a number of certifications at the fiber, yarn and final fabric level, such as GRS, GOTS, Blue Sign or Oeko-Tex 100.
We develop our PYRATEX® formulas from scratch, which allows us to build the best production chain from the fiber to the final fabric. This makes our fabrics traceable. We have partnered up with BCome to produce impact reports on every PYRATEX® fabric. These reports detail how much water, CO2 and pesticides have been used during the production of the fabrics and how much was saved compared to similar traditional fabrics.
A responsible fabric is a durable one: we focus on making our PYRATEX® fabrics following high-quality standards, ensuring good pilling, shrinkage, and colour fastness.
Producing on-demand and only producing the amount our clients order allows us to avoid overproduction and therefore waste.
What dyes do you use?
We use reactive dyes. They create a bond with the fiber, making them very durable. Aside from using 90% less chemicals than fully synthetic dyeing, we recycle the water used in our dying process, reducing our impact to a minimum. For more information about our dying process, click here.
Compared to natural dyes, reactive dyes use less water and have much better colourfastness results, which is why we use reactive dyes.
Can you print on your fabrics?
As we work with natural fibers, we do not recommend printing on our fabrics: most printing methods involve chemicals, which remove the inherent properties of our PYRATEX® fabrics.