Bark Cloth goes BARKTEX®
BARKTEX® is made from the traditionally manufactured bark cloth.
Through a variety of textile, wood, leather and polymer technology, it undergoes a metamorphosis that makes it even more beautiful (BARKTEX®_aesthetics) and/or gives it additional functions (BARKTEX®_functionals).
Many of these processes take place in our manufactory in Uganda - using additives which are strictly either self-made or produced in Germany. Thus, a maximum value is generated on the spot and income is generated in a structurally weak region. We can therefore offer the extremely labor-intensive semi-finished products at a fair price-performance ratio for everyone involved: the customers, the employees and ourselves.
In the production, we place emphasise on 'de-materialized' structures and 'intelligent low-tech', making ourselves largely independent from the local infrastructure. Learn more about it on 'People' and the NASA Innovation Competition on manufacturing systems, in which BARK CLOTH was awarded a winner.
Some of the procducts are finished in Germany either by commission processing or in our studio. This Ugandan-german double-track approach creates flexibility and reliability. Most of the BARKTEX® specialties are permanently available from our warehouse in Germany. Others are tailor-made according to your requirements.