Established in 1958, Svenmill continues to serve its long standing customers around the world, supplying fabrics to the decor and furnishing trade for curtaining and upholstery. Our factory in Cape Town, South Africa employs some 250 committed staff split across our production activities in weaving, knitting and stitching.
The start in Decor was just that...a start. We have continued to develop our technical fabrics division and most recently added a focused apparel range including circular knitted fabrics.
We have adopted, in 2013, a sustainable production initiative. After measuring our carbon footprint, we continue to manage our impact on the planet by reducing, reusing and recycling our waste. We now offer fabrics made exclusively from recovered plastic bottles.
We are always learning and delight in solving customer challenges. We draw on our expertise in yarns, fabrics, and increasingly chemistry, to produce and supply consistent and reliable products.
The fabrics produced in our Technical division, SvenTech, range in widths from 10cm up to 700cm with weights from 38gsm to 850gsm.
Svenmill – stylish, secure and sustainable.
Our four divisions Sven Decor, Sven Tech, Sven Wear and Paul Steiger offer a full range of weaving, knitting and stitching (cut, make and trim, CMT) services to select customers in the following sectors:
- Home decor: curtaining, upholstery, bedding and tableware / napery using jacquard and dobby weaving, as well as lace jacquard knitting techniques
- Technical textiles: flame retardant fabrics (inherent and treated), filtration, high tenacity mesh, workwear, high visibility fabrics
- Apparel textiles: single jersey, cotton stretch, linen and linen blends
Born in Cape Town, South Africa, and with all our manufacturing operations controlled under one roof, our reach extends to customers on four continents, encouraging us to develop our production techniques and design language to internationally recognised standards. Our Industrial and technical customers rely on the consistency of our production quality and delivery.
Svenmill employs the fabric production techniques of weaving and warp knitting which products are further enhanced by specialised Finishing processes that add colour, softness, abrasion resistance, amongst others. Through our stitching plant, Paul Steiger, we further add value by converting these fabrics into ready-made curtains, scatter cushions, bedding, table runners, tote bags and others.