Our purpose is to understand your business, your brand, your passion and provide you with a fabric solution that meets your expectations in regards to quality, traceability, ethical/environmental responsibility, performance and value. It’s our intention that we do all of this whilst engaging you and your team in an enjoyable customer service experience.
ABMT Australia is home to MerinoEdge and is a recognized global leader in natural fibre circular knit manufacturing servicing a diverse customer base covering local fashion retailers through to global sports and outdoor brands.
Located 40kms west of Melbourne’s CBD and Shipping Port, the Australian base is ABMT’s hub for Research and Development, as well as being the manufacturing base for ABMT’s Merino Wool, Organic Cotton and Fashion Fabric programs.
ABMT’s extensive assortment of knitting machines, in single jersey, double knit and jacquard, combined with the latest in low liquor ratio dyeing machines and broad finishing capabilities such as compaction, decatising and brushing, provide an almost limitless scope in circular knits. With the flexibility of local Australian production, ABMT offers MOQ’s as low as 500mts per order.
We encourage our creative, highly experienced and energetic team to continuously improve and challenge the existing whilst developing the new to excite and lead the market. ABMT Australia believes that environment does not have to be sacrificed for quality. Our ambition is to create quality products with minimal environmental impact; by promoting responsible farming, cleaner manufacturing and utilizing the wonderful benefits of sustainable natural fibres.
ABMT Australia is proud of its record in significantly lowering the environmental impact normally associated with textile manufacturing and also for our use of sustainable products and practices. Cleaner production measures were incorporated into the original design of the Australian plant. Ongoing projects are always taking place to reduce electricity, gas and water usage.
With a full on-site 5 stage water treatment plant, up to 85% of ABMT water is able to be reused, either back through the manufacturing process or via 3rd party recycled water programs for agriculture parklands and industry.
ABMT China is a modern privately-owned enterprise established by ABMT Australia in 2005, specializing in natural fibre and natural fibre blend terry, fleece, ponte, double-knit and jersey. With its main office situated in Shanghai, the factory is located on the Ning-shao Plain, just outside of Ningbo. It boasts a superior location which is only 35 km to Ningbo Airport, 2hrs travel by fast train from Shanghai, and an hour’s drive to the deepwater Beilun Harbor.
The operation in China leverages the highly successful Australian operation, therefore able to achieve greater processing efficiencies, product continuity and innovative product.
The emphasis on quality reigns on every aspect of our business. Our staff are provided with professional development courses to assist them in improving their service levels and professional industry knowledge. This is critical when partnering customers from broad and diverse markets such as mainland China, Vietnam, USA, Canada, Australia and Europe.
ABMT China has recently completed constructing its new state-of-the-art testing, colour and development, laboratory.
Accreditation / Certification
Accreditation / Certification
- OekoTex 100
- Australian Certified Organic
- ISO9001 – Quality Management System (Aus)
- ISO14001 – Environmental Management System (Aus)
- Responsible Wool Standard – Fully Certified to the RWS
- Fairtrade Certified – Organic Cotton
With a strong respect for to speed to market, quality, innovation, creativity and flexibility, ABMT is committed to offer comprehensive and diversified services including:
- Collaborative product development
- Professional technical support
- Seasonal production planning
- Vertical partnerships (OCC Apparel)
- Full onsite testing laboratories
- Yardage screen printing & off-shore sublimation printing
- Flexible MOQ’s (500mts +)
- Global sales support
- Worldwide shipping and logistics management
- Wholesale partnerships (OCC Apparel/Charles Parsons)
In 2013, ABMT expanded its sales reach into the North American and European markets by partnering with the well established ConceptIII Textiles. ConceptIII provide on the ground, real-time sales support for our Northern hemisphere friends. www.conceptiii.com
ABMT has a strong relationship with Australasia’s most well known fabric wholesalers in Charles Parsons & Co and OCC Apparel. Contact either of these great companies for off the shelf requirements of Merino and Organic Cotton knits. www.charlesparsons.com.au & www.occapparel.com.au