Sourcery welcomes ten Indian Spinners to join its Direct-to-Grower™ Programme

Sourcery has welcomed ten leading spinning mills and vertical manufacturers for apparel, denim and home textiles into its Direct-to-Grower™ Programme as Provisional Partners. These Partners, which include Markwell Spinning, Thiagarajar Mills, RSB Cottex, Leaspin Textiles, Sustainable Spinning & Commodities, L.S. Spinning Mills, S.A.AANANDAN MILL, Bio Spun, Bio Spinning and one additional manufacturer who chose to remain confidential, have been selected out of over 100 applicants based on their commitment to quality, transparency, fairness and efficiency in trade. These new Partners, with a spinning capacity of over 400,000 spindles, have made minimum volume commitments on fibre to Sourcery’s Grower Partners, committing to transforming trade for good and driving demand in the market with Direct-to-Grower™ Partners throughout the entire cotton value chain.

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One of the primary benefits of joining the Direct-to-Grower™ Programme as a Provisional Partner is that Sourcery’s commercial teams worldwide drive demand to these Partners on yarn and fabric sales without charging a commission fee while also supporting them with securing their fibre from our Grower Partners in a more transparent, fair and efficient manner. This not only means substantial potential cost savings for these Partners compared with traditional buying and sales approaches, it means being able to more confidently offer and sell products with the quality, integrity, traceability and verified impact at the farm level that is required by brands and retailers to ensure compliance to new international trade and ‘greenwashing’ legislation in the United States, Europe, and the United Kingdom. Through the Direct-to-Grower™ Programme, these Provisional Partners are already receiving inquiries on yarn and fabric from Sourcery’s Brand, Manufacturing and Trade Partners around the world.

“Many of these spinners are not well known outside of India, but among the top textile engineers and buying teams in India they are considered best in class in terms of quality, consistency and value.”, says Amey Padma, Commercial Trade Director at Sourcery. “Like our Grower Partners, they too can now receive the recognition and reward they deserve from consumers, brands, manufacturers, which is all possible through Direct-to-Grower.”

These Provisional Partners will undergo a year-long engagement with Sourcery and will be fully onboarded into the Direct-to-Grower™ Programme as they meet their sourcing commitments and continue to demonstrate their commitment to commercial and environmental excellence. Once they become full Manufacturing Partners, they will be among the first to experience Sourcery’s next phase of Direct-to-Grower™ with the launch of its much-anticipated Impact and Assurance Programme, bringing to the market unmatched transparency, authenticity, and trust to the cotton trade using verified primary data that is collected for each individual grower enrolled in the Direct-to-Grower™ Programme.

“We are confident that this programme will shift the impact paradigm not only for cotton, but for all sustainable agriculture in terms of the fidelity of the data collected at the farm level.”, says Crispin Argento, Managing Director of Sourcery. “Through our Sourcery Connect App powered by Bluenumber®, Sourcery puts the power of verified primary data into the hands of growers, giving the sector the needed assurances to make commitments and the growers a clear and compelling business case to grow cotton more sustainably and finally be recognised and rewarded.”

Sourcery has extended this Provisional Partnership Programme in India through to the end of March 2024 inviting up to ten (10) additional spinners and vertical manufacturers to join without any upfront financial commitment in exchange for making purchasing commitments to Sourcery’s Grower Partners.

You can register for Sourcery’s Provisional Partnership here.

About Markwell: Markwell Spinning Pvt. Ltd. is a Rajkot-based company with a team of experienced professionals in cotton and ginning machinery. They aim to procure high-quality cotton and produce globally competitive yarns. The company has invested heavily in a modern spinning facility near Rajkot, equipped with 21,216 spindles and a daily production capacity of around 12,500 kg.

About Thiagarajar Mills: Thiagarajar Mills Pvt. Ltd. is a leading producer of high-quality cotton yarn in India. Established in 1936, the company manufactures different types of cotton yarn with advanced technology. They operate with 86,112 spindles, 480 rotors, and 300 looms across five factories, employing 1600 skilled workers. Thiagarajar Mills produces 25,000 kg of yarn and 60,000 m of fabric daily and plays a significant role in India’s cotton yarn exports.

About RSB Cottex Ltd: RSB Cottex Ltd is a global company in the cotton and textile sector. They cover multiple stages of production, from cultivation, ginning and spinning to exporting cotton products. Their diversified operations allow them to produce a wide range of cotton-based products, making them a significant player in the industry.

About Leaspin Textile LLP: Leaspin Textile LLP is a rapidly growing textile company managed by a team of highly skilled professionals. Situated in Gujarat, India, it has all the modern integrated facilities in 25 acres of land with 27360 spindle age capacity and ginning units with 40 DR, up to 60000 Kgs production capacity. Leaspin uses state-of-the-art machines to produce high-quality cotton yarn and aims to become the leading provider of yarn worldwide.

About Sustainable Spinning & Commodities: Sustainable Spinning & Commodities Pvt. Ltd. produces a variety of cotton spun yarns with counts ranging from Ne 16s to Ne 40s. Their state-of-the-art spinning plant is equipped with the latest technology and located in Gujarat, India, one of the largest cotton-producing states. The company caters to both the Indian and export markets for weaving and hosiery needs, with plans to add more value-added products in the future.

About L.S.Spinning Mills Pvt. Ltd.: L.S.Spinning Mills Pvt. Ltd. is now demerged from L.SMills Ltd. The new company has 70,000 spindles and is led by Sri. L.S.Prabakaran as MD and Sri. P. Harshavardhanaa as ED. With 600 employees, it specializes in spinning giza, pima and Indian cotton for finer counts and producing elitwist compact yarns. It serves corporate exporters of bed linen to the USA.

About S.A.AANANDAN MILL: S.A.AANANDAN MILL LIMITED is a diversified business that manufactures cotton yarn and blended cotton yarn, and retails textiles and readymade clothing. Our modern manufacturing facility in Rajapalayam, South India has 21,264 spindles and plans to double capacity. We take pride in manufacturing innovative products like linen and hemp/cotton blends, with a count range of 2s to 30s, and multiple plied yarns till 10 PLYS, using our newly installed jumbo twister machines.

Bio Spun Private Limited: Bio Spun Private Limited plans to set up a Cotton Spinning Plant with 50.000 Spindles and 20 Knitting Machines. It will produce Cotton Yarn, Saleable Cotton Yarn Waste, and Knitted Fabric/Cloth with an installed capacity of 16250 MTPA, 4600 MTPA, and 6840 MTPA, respectively. The facility will be located in Pithampur Dist. Dhār, Madhya Pradesh, an area with good textile infrastructure and well-connected roads.

Bio Spinning Pvt. Ltd: Bio Spinning Private Limited is a cotton spinning plant with a total of 26,592 spindles. The plant is engaged in the manufacturing of cotton yarn and saleable cotton yarn waste, with an installed capacity of 10,000 metric tons per annum. This facility is located in Pithampur District of Dhār, Madhya Pradesh, which is an area with good textile infrastructure and well-connected roads. Confidential: One (1) additional spinner and vertical in India has chosen to remain confidential as Provisional Partner.

Pashupati Group: Pashupati group of companies has carved an admirable reputation in textiles with diverse verticals enabling the concept of farm to fabric. Since its inception in 1997, the business has gradually moved into forward integration, which includes ginning, oil mill, spinning and weaving. The group specialises in 20s to 40s yarn counts and exports its products to 35 countries across the globe and has been a leader in green development and renewable energy.