Wooltex is located in a part of the UK that has been at the heart of textile manufacturing for centuries, Huddersfield. It is a place where tradition and innovation go hand in hand.

The mill, co-owned by Kvadrat, is one of our longest standing partner suppliers and a specialist in the production of natural wool textiles. The company’s efforts are focused on achieving ever-more efficient and sustainable production. 

Wooltex is on a journey towards insourcing most production. In 2022, the company opened its own spinning facility, which opened new possibilities to further reduce the environmental footprint of our textiles. Finishing and weaving were already carried out in-house. 

In 2022, Wooltex reduced water consumption by an additional 13% through further optimisation of its existing cooling process, saving 11.000 m3 of water compared to 2021 and succeeded in recycling 79% of all process water. 

In addition, by improving the insulation of the steam and condensate pipes in the dyehouse, they achieved an annual energy saving of over 860,000 kWh.

Wooltex optimises the use of yarn in the production process and reduces the amount of broken yarn that ends up as waste. During the winding process, new robot technology enables loose yarn ends to be connected to one long thread of yarn. Once woven, textiles need to be cleaned and destressed to ensure continuity in quality.

This is traditionally done in wet procedures, but new technology has allowed Remix and Steelcut Trio to be run through a dry process, thereby saving water. The dyeing has been optimised to recycle and save resources. 

The mill is already accredited to ISO 9000 and expected to achieve ISO 14000 by the end of this year.  The ambition, in terms of sustainability, is to keep monitoring energy usage and looking at alternative sources of water and the most energy efficient machines. Wooltex is currently also working with Kvadrat on an exciting project, still in its early stages, to make use of waste yarn.


Wooltex is located in Wooland Mill, England.

Woodland Mill
Dale Street 

+44 (0)1484 648492

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