Contributor | Charles Chou, Manager,SINGTEX® Plain Weaving Textile Development Section
Photography | Wilson Chang, Assistant Manager, SINGTEX® Integrated Marketing and Design Center
Q: How long have you been working for SINGTEX®? What was your first position when you joined the company?
I joined SINGTEX® in September 2013 as the assistant manager for plain weaving textile development.
Q: Why did you enter the textile industry (field)?
At the beginning, I was an auto mechanic, but due to the practical considerations, I was willing to switch fields. My work experience ranges from textile warehousing and storage, textile equipment maintenance, textile production line and fabric development.
Q: What do you think the future of the textile industry will be like?
Everyone needs to wear something. The textile industry is now a high-tech industry and will definitely be a more environmentally sustainable industry in the future.
Creative inspiration for STORMEGA™:
About 72% of the earth is covered by water, however, our oceans have been deeply scarred by human activity. While washing and wearing garments made from traditional fleece and polyester fabrics, fibers can break free which is one of the culprits in the serious pollution of marine ecology. These fibers are micro-plastics and are slowly eroding our health and the health of all animals due to them being brought into the food chain. We as citizens of the earth need to wake up and do our part for marine environmental protection!
The future of the ocean is not only related to marine life, but also to us human beings. After contemplating this for some time, STORMEGA™ was born. By using the 3D fabric design, fleece that is traditionally uncovered is now clamped and wrapped between two pieces of fabric and then through its special fabric structural design, it forms a warm, windproof and breathable stretchable fabric with a three-dimensional air layer. This effectively reduces the occurrence of loose fibers entering the environment due to laundry washing and wearing. As a leading manufacturer of all-around eco-friendly functional garments, SINGTEX® considers the environmental impact at every stage of product development. It is our duty to protect mother nature. The more effort and care we put into protecting the environment today, the better future we build for tomorrow.