In it together
Our partner suppliers are the manufacturers we collaborate with to make Kvadrat textiles. They are each highly skilled and as passionate about quality production as we are.
Kvadrat has an especially close relationship with several partner suppliers. These trusted companies produce most of our textiles and play a vital role in assisting our business. Subsequently, the way they operate and their position in local communities and landscapes is an extension of our own sustainable and social values. Kvadrat’s long-standing relationships with Gaudium in The Netherlands, Innvik in Norway and Wooltex in the UK have, in recent years, become even more significant: Not only do we make our textiles here, we also own a share of the businesses. This means that Kvadrat is invested in the future development of these manufacturers and we work together with them to achieve shared goals. Although each of our excellent ‘partner suppliers’ has different manufacturing skills and a different heritage, they share our commitment to sustainable and efficient methods of production and play a significant role in their local economy and community, much like we do at our Headquarters in Ebeltoft, Denmark.
Based in Gelderland in The Netherlands, Gaudium is a modern manufacturer that specialises in the production and weaving of synthetic fibres. Here, innovative yarns such as Trevira CS are turned into high performance textiles. Innvik, in the mountainous Nordfiord area of Norway, has over 125 years of experience in the production of high quality wool textiles and is especially skillful at producing custom made designs. Wooltex is based in Yorkshire, the UK, in an area synonymous with textile production. Here, generations worth of knowledge are applied to an evermore-efficient wool production process. Read our interview with Richard Brooks, Wooltex’s Technical Director, below to learn more.
Kvadrat issues a Company Social Responsibility document to all our suppliers. This sets out the environmental and social code of practice we insist they adhere to and covers such topics as non-discrimination to allowable working hours.