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Mithela Textile is the first-ever LEED Platinum Certified woven dyeing factory in the world

Mithela Textile Industries Limited (MTIL) has been successfully certified by the US Green Building Council for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” (LEED) as the only green woven dyeing factory in platinum category.

Bangladesh is the role model in the world for green industry and Mithela Group is a green and clean industrial model for the 21st century. A sister concern of Mithela group, Mithela Textile Industries Limited (MTIL) is world’s first LEED Platinum Certified Green Textile factory in Bangladesh, established with world-class excellence in 2016 in Narayangonj.

Mithela Textile Industries Limited is the world’s first LEED Platinum Certified Green Textile factory
Figure 1: Mithela Textile Industries Limited is the world’s first LEED Platinum Certified Green Textile factory.

If a factory wants to pursue LEED certification, then it has to earn points across several categories. Based on the scores achieved, a factory then can earn one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum which score ranges are systematically 40-49, 50-59, 60-79 and 80 to 110 points where Mithela Textile Industries Limited secured 91 points.

The world’s highest-rated green denim, knitwear, washing and textiles mills are all in Bangladesh. Of the top 11 LEED Platinum-certified factories, eight are from Bangladesh. So far, 67 garment factories have achieved LEED certification. Of them, 17 are platinum rated and 37 are gold rated. Another about 280 factories are under the process for LEED certification.

“Achieving the LEED Platinum certificate was not that easy, we had to go through a lot of hardship, challenges we’ve overcome and finally we did it. We have built a solid reputation and market leadership in this short span of time and over the foundation of quality, timely delivery, and top-class services,” said Azahar Khan, Chairman of Mithela Group and a Director of BTMA.

Azahar Khan, Chairman of Mithela Group and a Director of BTMA
Figure 2: Azahar Khan, Chairman of Mithela Group and a Director of BTMA.

With their superior mechanical equipments including one Osthoff-Senge Singeing m/c from Germany, one continuous bleaching m/c from Germany, GOLLAR Mercerizing m/c, MONOFONGS Thermosol Dyeing m/c, KUSTERS Pad Steam Dyeing m/c, MONOFONGS both gas and oil heated Stenter, two Warping, one Sizing and one Gas Generator with 1350 K wt. etc. for making different series of 100% Cotton Poplin, Twill, Canvas, Rib-Stop, Satin, Sheeting, Cotton/Spandex Fabric which is made by Solid and Printed as per buyers requirements. The output reaches about 3 million meters each month.

MTIL LEED Platinum score details
Area of consideration

Obtained score

Sustainable sites

24 out of 26

Water efficiency

8 out of 10

Energy & atmosphere

33 out of 35

Material & resources

6 out of 14

Indoor environmental quality

10 out of 23


6 out of 6

Regional priority credits

4 out of 4

Mithela Textile Industries Limited has a futuristic design studio to show their new fabrics and real dummy samples to the buyers. This design studio is helping them to draw the attention of potential buyers easily.

MTIL strictly confirms the ultimate reusable, recyclable and renewable principle. From its auto rice mill, they sources hash to generate steam from the boiler to provide to the factory process. This has enabled to expel the consumption of natural gas to the tune about 20,160 cubic meters every day.

MTIL top-notch machinery
Figure 3: MTIL produces the finer quality of fabric by using top-notch machinery.

“Protection of the environment is our main operating philosophy and we are committed to protecting the environment through every move of our actions. The certifications will provide further impetus to the company’s sustainable journey and help it stand out from the competition,” Azahar Khan further added.

Here the light and heat reflecting roof, air ventilation system, daylight, and machinery are the most energy saving. Another cooling feature we have is marvel stone floor. It saves traditional energy process like natural gas and electricity to tune about 68%. Its caustic recovery plant recovers about 90% of caustic soda used in mercerizing of fabric.

production floor at Mithela Textile Industries Limited
Figure 4: A snap of beautiful production floor at Mithela Textile Industries Limited.

Finally, MTIL is a factory model that could be followed by other factories of Bangladesh, especially those wanting to be sustainable and green.

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