OBRADORS, THE ART OF TEXTILES FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION
On the strength of traditional know-how, Obradors designs, weaves and produces textiles that are both sturdy and high-quality, drawing deeply on new technologies.
A family saga
The history of Obradors textiles began in 1916. Domingo Obradors Fito designed fibres using looms that he built himself, then sold them to third-party companies. A quarter of a century later, his young son Casimiro took over the reins of the family firm at the age of just 24. For almost four decades, he applied himself to developing the small business, undertaking the construction of the yarn manufacturing factory, as well as modernising and expanding the weaving techniques.
Since the beginning of the eighties, the third generation of Obradors have picked up the torch with Domingo Obradors Soldevila, who became the new managing director after playing an active role in the company’s technological and logistical development with his father. Today, the founder’s grandsons keep their grandfather’s craftsmanship expertise alive at the heart of their Prats de Lluçanes plant nestled in Catalonia.
Boasting state-of-the-art technology, this manufacturing centre houses the laboratories required to analyse the raw materials received from the four corners of the globe, from France to Zimbabwe through Egypt and Turkey. More precisely, Obradors has artificial vision systems that scan the fabric after the weaving process and before the finishing process to make it easier to locate flaws. If there are any imperfections, the batches received are rejected in order to best meet the sturdiness and quality requirements of the Iberian company’s clients.
This strict selection has allowed Obradors to make a name for itself in the field of manufacturing children’s clothing and baby wear, along with the realms of upholstery, swimwear and shirting.