Ekoten Tekstil San. ve Tic. A.Ş. started its journey in textiles in 1995 at the Torbalı main offices building.
In 2000 Ekoten Tekstil joined SUN Group. Since its inception Ekoten continues its production with environmentally-friendly and naturally sensitive ways, adapting to developing technologies without compromising its principles of customer-oriented, swift and high-quality service. With more than 450 personnel, Ekoten Tekstil is the largest and most prestigious knitting fabric manufacturer of Turkey and a leading enterprise in regard of both utilising the latest technologies and research and development activities.
EKOTEN TEKSTİL A.Ş. has a monthly capacity of 3,000,000 metres of straight dyed products and 10,000 metres of digital printed products with 32 jet dyeing machine and 2 pad batch dyeing machine supported by online accessible centralised dyeing and chemical distribution automation system.
In addition to being an important supplier of prominent global fashion brands including H&M, M&S, NEXT, ZARA, BERSHKA, TESCO, ANN TAYLOR and J.JILL, Ekoten Tekstil is also an important supply partner of NARKON Tekstil, a manufacturer for BLACK-SPADE brand in underwear sector with their body-size production line. With and excellent fabric library, Ekoten Tekstil A.Ş. has data on more than 10,000 different fabrics stored in its central computer system.
Acting with a customer-oriented approach in all steps, Ekoten has offered the "Ekoten Fabrics" app in Android and IOS systems as of 2013. This app allows fast access to price data and other information for all base codes. In addition, the app also provides step-by-step order tracking and access to all test results over smartphones and tablets.
The Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology approved R&D Centre conducts research and development activities in line with customer demands, current fashion trends and global technological developments, in order to make a memorable impact on customer's mind and ensure commercial success of products. Thanks to a broad product range and R&D activities new collections and fabrics for new fashions are continuously developed, while regularly creating innovations in regard of technical textiles and performance fabrics.
Ekoten has developed an innovative, flexible and customer-oriented business practice and adopted a continuous learning approach for its organisation. The company continuously invests in human resources both to contribute to new product development and to ensure quality and productivity. Ekoten believes in importance of incentivising its employees in regard of training and safety. Under leadership of 3 expert black belt, 11 black belt and 5 green belt personnel the solution groups search for the most suitable solutions for problems from a scientific viewpoint in scope of Six Sigma projects. Conducting environmentally-friendly production with its integrated waste management facilities, Ekoten Tekstil is a leading company in its sector with certifications including ISO 9001 Quality Certificate, ISO 14001 Environmental Certificate, OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Certificate, GOTS Organic cotton certificate, OCS 100, OCS Blended and Oekotex certifications. The company has proudly added ISO 50001 Energy Management System Certificate to the ones listed above in December 2012. As a holder of British Standards Institute (BSI) certification, Ekoten Tekstil is the 7th company in the global textiles sector to achieve this certification, and the 10th company to achieve this certification in Turkey.
ISO 50001 Standard aims to help businesses continuously improve their energy performance, to render their energy consumption more effective, to decrease their energy costs and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions even if indirectly. In furtherance of these efforts, the company was awarded the third place in Turkey in 2014 in scope of the Carbon Transparency Evaluation event organised by Akbank and Sabancı University based on Greenhouse Gas Emission results in scope of the ISO 14064 Standard.