In order to gain closer knowledge of the materials we use in our sun
protection products, the IASO team has visited one of our main textile
suppliers, Sauleda S.A.
Sauleda S.A. is a company founded by Victoriano Sauleda in 1897 with
the objective of manufacturing top quality canvases. Now, in 2019, the company stays true to its
values and ideas, specialising in design awnings and outdoor textiles. The
textile company is made up of four factories for the production of all its
textiles and canvases, destined for the creation of great products. One of the
factories is given over exclusively to the manufacture of the thread that will
form each canvas, employing nine processes to transform the dyed acrylic mass
fibre into thread. To optimise production, the work is done in different
sections by colour scale, separating light, medium, dark and white colours.
Once the thread has been created, it is transported to the warp
facilities where the warp beams are prepared, each one assigned to a
personalised order from a customer. These warp beams are transported to the
third factory, where the cloth is woven, finished and prepared for dispatch to
the customers. The finishing process consists in washing, ironing and increasing
the water resistance of the fabric. The textiles manufactured here are for use
in awnings, furniture, curtains, etc.
In the fourth factory, a special fabric is manufactured and then
plasticised in the same facilities by coating with PVC. These textiles are used
in swimming pools, construction, car manufacture... among other applications.
In 1997, the Sauleda family opened a textile museum to remind us of
the origins of this industrial sector, because, as Mr. Sauleda himself says,
“to know where we are going, we need to know where we come from”. Distaffs,
looms and textiles from bygone eras.... A collection of antique objects from
the textile field which aims to let the visitor see the origins and the
development of the world of textiles in general and of the family saga in
An enriching visit for the whole IASO team, about which we wish to
continue to learn so that we can pass the product on to the customers with the
greatest knowledge possible.