GK has achieved sustainable textile production thanks to its production model based on the circular economy, and recycled fiber technology.
Global warming has led companies to develop projects that are more environmentally friendly. This is the case of GK, one of the most solid and innovative groups in Central America, with operations in Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico and the United States, among whose business units the textile industry stands out.
GK’s textile operations were established in Honduras 50 years ago, being one of the first foreign textile investors in this country, with a vertically integrated production that covers all facets of the supply chain.
Within GK’s Textiles Division, its operations in Honduras Spinning Mills and Northern Spinning Mills stand out, in which more than 110 million dollars have been invested, and which currently produce more than 62 million pounds of yarn per year.
The joint work with Northern Textiles, a fabric producer, has maintained a capital investment of close to 46 million dollars, with an impact on the creation of 2,000 direct jobs.
In addition, they also have a plant located in the city of Managua called Nicaragua Spinning Mills, which provides an additional production of 30 million pounds per year with an impact on the creation of 600 direct jobs.
GK leads sustainable growth
“Leading Sustainable Growth” is GK’s motto in textile production, and inspired by it they have worked to move towards the production of sustainable yarn and fabrics. They have three types of models: essential, casual and sports, which are characterized by being antimicrobial, resistant to humidity and stains, among various aspects.
Based on this approach, they have developed Circular Economy models where the transformation of their production lines stands out, towards high-generation recycled fiber technology, which seeks to promote SDG 13: Climate Action.
In fact, in the last 5 years they have contributed to the conversion to thread and cloth of the equivalent of 200 million recycled plastic bottles from different sources.
GK sees in its recycled fiber a great opportunity to counteract the impact of solid waste on nature. And although they are currently working with synthetic fiber from Asia, in the future they will be further promoting the production of this resource, with local raw materials.
This initiative seeks to increase its contribution to national development by providing greater value in its areas of influence.
Among the aspects covered by the initiative are:
- Reduction of solid waste, especially plastics.
- Reduced use of natural resources such as water.
- Decreasing carbon dioxide emission to zero by 2030.
This is just one of the examples of the environmental impact that GK has through its different projects. This corporation seeks to be responsible for its operational footprint, which is why they are committed to safeguarding the environment and creating a better and more sustainable world for communities.