Denim manufacturer, Saitex, recently opened its first factory outside Vietnam – in Los Angeles. According to the company, the Los Angeles factory is a “first-of-its-kind”, featuring various facilities such as — laser cutting, semi-automated sewing, robotic spraying, 3D laser detailing, and one-step wash machines connected to a state-of-the-art water recycling system.
Recognized as the “Cleanest Denim Factory in the World,” Saitex has expanded its vision and capabilities globally, to produce locally in the US. Los Angeles has long been the denim hub of the US, but change has been slow to come to the established brands and factories in the region. During the long months of the pandemic Saitex heavily invested in building the first-of-its-kind facility with the latest innovative laser cutting, semi-automated sewing, robotic spraying, 3D laser detailing, and futuristic one-step wash machines connected to a state-of-the-art water recycling system.
“Saitex USA is another step in our journey, providing an opportunity to bring sustainable manufacturing and jobs to the United States, a first step in reevaluating and reinventing global supply chains.” – Sanjeev Bahl, CEO, and Founder of Saitex.
The manufacturing technology implemented allows for an automated supply chain ecosystem at speed using interconnected ordering and costing with shorter lead times, giving the Los Angeles facility a competitive advantage. Through the use of its Cloud-based digital Platform as a Service (PaaS) Saitex’s Speed to Market™ system provides a conscious approach to inventory management and a trajectory towards “made to order” capabilities. Speed to Market™ offers online garment design, collaboration, and manufacturing custom garments at scale, sustainably, and fast.