"Our conviction is that we will see a reversal of the downward trend with the FW21 collection.
This inversion is due in large part to the effective start of the vaccine, which will reinforce confidence in consumers, added to the fact that the purchase desire begins, the result of the “force vest” that the world has been in the last 12 months.
September 24th is the day that the company that made Twintex was founded. The company celebrates this day and year of 2020 in a different way with more masks and smiley eyes and the less actual party. This year was marked significant changes, all team learnt how to live and work in an atypical way, we truly consider our entire team fighters for not giving up even when things do not look good.
In 2020 we do not celebrate the company 41st birthday, we celebrate people who make the biggest employer of Fundão, every day.
Every year Twintex delivers the Back to School Event. It is a weekend event that reunites the Team and their children for a party where school supplies are offered to all for the best Back to School EVER! Through this way, we are able to raise constant teamwork thought and create a happy work environment by letting the Team and their children feel supported by the company. Unfortunately, in 2020 Twintex is not throwing a Back to School Party in the sake of all Children and respecting the DGS requirements of social distancing but school supplies are bought and delivered to the parents through a safe way. One more time, Twintex keeps its events on but always respecting the internal contingency plan.
In order to protect all Team, Twintex put in place a range of measures following DGS (Direção Geral de Saúde) of Portugal requirements. At the moment, the company has 16 measures strictly followed by all which covers:
No Inter-dept. travelling. Preference of phone use;
Social Distancing of 1m minimum;
ll doors open to avoid constant contact;
Mask daily use;
Mismatch of Breaks;
Use of other safety equipment as gloves or visor;
Regular cleaning & sanitation of each workstation and common areas;
Mandatory regular handwashing;
Body Temperature Measurement 2x/day;
Monitorisation of all packages;
Prohibition of fingerprinting when clock-in and out. Use of magnetic card;
Just leaving to work, supermarket & pharmacy.
Prohibition of business travelling outside of the country;
Limit of 1 person within company vehicles. If not possible, the use of safety equipment is mandatory.
tSHIRT tWINTEX 20
Twintex develop a very new Tshirt for all Team and their family! This year, the company's Tshirts are funnier as they are available for adults and for children so everyone can be part of the Twintex Team. Every year we sell Twintex' Tshirts in order to support a social association and through this way we can help those who need the most.
April is the sweetest month of the year at Twintex. The company delivered an Easter Event right after spring break where sweet almonds were given to all employees & free coffee for those coffee lovers. Every year, Twintex's Founder, Mr Mineiro gives to all the 'Bolo da Festa' which is an Easter cake. This year due to current circumstances this cake was not provided but it is not forgotten.
Every year Twintex set partnerships with local services to empower small businesses economy and give more options of purchase to our team and their first-degree family. Year by year the market changes and people start looking for new things, different stuff to purchase and to see to suit their daily life, so we look forward to having the best services by our side. Recently and for the very first time, we start by setting up protocols with veterinaries and pet shops in order to attend our team needs and their little friends.
Twintex started its path towards sustainability in 2010 through awareness of environmentally conscious measures not only in its production processes but also in its headquarters.
In 2013, the investment in photovoltaic panels allowed the company to produce 35% of the energy it requires to operate. The following year, that number increased to 55%, allowing the company to save up to 50 tons of CO2 emissions per year. The UV treatment on windows, together with the solar panels installed on the rooftops and thermal effective roofing, allows the temperature inside the facilities to be stabilized and controlled, therefore reducing the dependency on air conditioning units. These same solar panels are used to support the natural gas boiler, reducing by 50% the energy required to heat up the water for production usage.
"The newcomer year of 2021 marks the moment when Twintex will rely on 100% renewable electricity in all the capacity purchased from the network. By the reinforcement of our strand of producing electricity, we move forward w/ investment of two hundred more photovoltaic panels that increased by 20% the capacity of the already installed panels at Twintex."
PINK October. 30th of October is the National day of Prevention of Breast Cancer and at Twintex we celebrate this day due to our universe of more than 300 strong Women that are part of our Team. So on this day, we celebrate all Women and we wore PINK honouring all women and men.
Visit of State Secretary of economy
September 10th, Twintex received the State Secretary of Economy, the President of IAPMEI & President of Fundão City Council while respecting internal self-protection measures stated in the internal Contingency plan. Twintex as the biggest employer in Fundão is responsible to keep its premises COVID-free and protect all team and our guests so the usage of a mask is mandatory within the factory, temperature checking is done in the entrance as well as hand disinfection and contingency plan is available to everyone.
Twintex keeps is way on The Art of Manufacturing overcoming all the obstacles that these atypical times have brought to all of us, even though the company has passing significant times with reduction of 40% of Client's orders which lead to profit decrease of 50% from 2018. The President of CFundão City Council, Dr. Paulo Fernandes referred Twintex as "The Example of Resilience" facing the real pandemic situation.
twx&câmara muncipal do fundão
Twintex got together with the business partner Câmara Municipal do Fundão (City Council of Fundão) to manufacture more than 20k masks for all Fundão residents. These masks were free for all and accessible in order to create awareness of the importance of self-protection. Despite this initiative, Twintex made more than1500 masks for intern use of all team. The biggest Manufacturer of Fundão and the City Council of Fundão are committed to helping the community to protect themselves by providing all necessary safety equipment free of charge.
Twintex and Modatex (Sewing School) work alongside every year to develop a range of training for those who are interested to learn how to work in the manufacturing industry. This year, Twintex supported 100% Modatex and its students with all materials to develop different children garments to be donated at the end of the course. The donation was successfully done to Centro de Jesus Maria José do Dominguizo by Twintex' Public Relations Coordinator, Liliana Torres, the Responsible Teacher Isaura Mendes and Modatex Representatives, Sonia Melo and Silvia Silveira
Twintex and the Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Fundão keep a steady partnership as we help one another in circumstances. Therefore, Twintex attended toa Santa Casa' request of more than 450 meters of fabric for their very new outdoor space at Quinta Pedagógia do Fundão. This lovely farm count with a range of different animals to visit as Ostriches, Ducks, Horses, etc, with a spacious playground for all children, an adequated area for elderly people to stay, a coffee shop and enough space to delivery any event in the future. The Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Fundão also called the space filled with fabric 'Twintex Area'. How nice? Visit us.
Twintex is adapting itself to get through the virus. In the past months, the company has been putting in place a range of measures in order to keep all Team safe. At a first stage, visits started to be postponed, hand disinfectant was placed around the factory and protective masks were produced for all Team. Bruno Mineiro, Twintex CEO stated that 'rough times need adaptation and acceptance in order to get through it'.
Carnival was celebrated with a lot of excitement at Twintex. We were honoured with Academia de Música e Dança do Fundão one more time; the Incógnito Bar served us lovely Mocktails and in the end, we offered dessert for everyone! A full a completed lunch!
In the pursuit of a minimal ecological footprint, several other solutions were created by Twintex. From using water gathered by rain-collecting systems to automatic digital cutting plans, every investment made by the company has in its roots a concern for the environment. This mindset allows Twintex to distinguish itself from other companies in the sector, making it a true pioneer in sustainability. All these measures, combined with strict conscious use of natural resources and investment in environment-friendly machinery, paved the way, in 2012, for the company to successfully participate in the “European Enterprise Promotion Awards”, with the project “Twintex Supports the Community and the Environment”.In the following year, Twintex’s sustainable actions rewarded the company with the “Sustainability Award”, given by one of the biggest world known and award-winning clothing brand.The company was also recognized for the same reasons in 2018 by CENIT and ANIVEC during the event ModaPortugal, which took place in Porto.
Twintex bets on the latest technology with the two-headed cutting machine of samples & plaid fabric. This cutting edge machine is 100% based on Portuguese Software development by Mind. It will allow our customers to access at a much higher speed & an unbeatable fabric low consumption.
"The art of manufacture continues to accompany the destinations of Twintex, a textile factory in Fundão with more than 40 years of history and which today employs more than 400 people. We spoke with brothers and administrators Bruno and Mico Mineiro, who told PME Magazine the vision for the future of the company. "
Twintex' Green Week starts to be a tradition that everyone enjoys to be part of. The Twintex Green Week was done in 4 days before the Team goes in the Summer Holidays. As of last year programme, this year Twintex offered a different fruit every day, recipes with the fruit were distributed and sustainable ideas to put in practice were shared to all. Further, the event count with business Partners: Incognito Bar Fundão which offered ice creams and natural juices to all; SHFIT Gym which participated every day with good practices for better health care; Vivactivo gym and Ótica Riscado with a wide range of offers. The Green Week was 4 days of motivation, team-work and happy environment for all.
Twintex participated at the 6TH BootCamp International organized by CCIP (Câmara do Comércio e Indústria de Portugal) as a Success Case. The company was represented by the Client Manager Coordinator, Catarina Manuel and Public Relations Coordinator, Liliana Torres who explained how the company is holding with Covid-19 virus issue and how Twintex is year by year a case of success within the sector. More info can be found online at www.ccip.pt
Twintex is open and fully working during a pandemic situation of COVID-19. The company put in place a range of health & safety measures to avoid any infection amongst employees and started working on closed doors. It was stated that all situation was difficult for the business, although there is always a way out and the company managed to adjust its work to all situation.
March is the month of Women Power at Twintex. The company delivered a Pink Event where 350 flowers were given to all women of the factory and mini message cards w/ empowerment messages about all women. Also, this event was scheduled to securely receive the Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro (Cancer Association) to give a quite something donation in persona. Although, due to the new reality we postponed this visit/donation for when it is suitable for both parties.
Last February 4th, we had the Blood Donation in-house through Grupo Humanitario Dadores de Sangue da Covilhã. Thank you to all our employees who are always willing to be part of this initiative and to GHDS da Covilhã who are tireless and with whom we keep a close relationship.