Romatex is a vital supplier for local retailers

South Africa’s retail industry has had an average growth rate of 3.1% per year over the last two decades. This sector is becoming highly competitive, so reliable and local textile suppliers are needed to boost the competitiveness of retailers. This is where Romatex plays an important role in the South African supply chain.

Romatex is a leading manufacturer and supplier of textiles and stitch-bonded non-woven material in South Africa. The company has made significant investments in its facilities and machinery in recent years. We supply various textiles to local retailers and supermarkets, offering a sustainable and affordable range of products.

These include customised textiles and linens, as well as replenishment lines (RPL) in high volumes. In addition to stitchbond, we produce duvets, sheets, pillow cases, mattress protectors, bed linen and other fabric products for South African retailers and supermarkets. We have a proven track record of quality and reliability, ensuring that our customers receive world-class textiles on time.

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Why a local supplier is crucial

For many retailers, their RPL textiles are the bread and butter of their sales. These are regular linens, usually white in colour, that move in high volumes. This means that they would be difficult to import because any delays at shipping ports would result in the retailer running out of stock.

In this regard, a local supplier will vastly improve reliability and lead times. As RPL textiles are shipped from within the country, retailers nationwide can expect timeous delivery of their most crucial products. In addition, Romatex can customise certain textiles to meet each individual retailer’s needs and specifications.

These specs are outlined at the start of the procurement process and our expert consultants will be able to provide retailers with more information and guidance. We also welcome site inspections from prospective customers to allow them to see how we operate and what manufacturing equipment we use. This allows our customers to gain a better understanding of our processes and see the quality of our products first-hand.

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Supplying South African retailers for decades

Romatex has 50 years of experience in the textiles industry. We have built up a reputation for providing affordable products, some of which are made from recycled materials. Our stitchbond is manufactured from recycled plastic bottles that would otherwise go into landfill sites or end up in our oceans as litter. 

Every year, we produce around 24 million square metres of this fabric, which is enough to keep 54 million plastic bottles out of landfills and the environment. While stitchbond constitutes a large percentage of our output, we also have significant capacity for other fabrics, such as our RPLs.

We understand that each retailer or store has its own unique demands, so we aim to provide you with everything you need in order to run your business efficiently and profitably. This includes reduced lead times on orders and textiles that will meet your quality requirements. 

If you need textiles for your store, then consider Romatex as your local partner and supplier. Our head office and manufacturing facility are in Cape Town, but we also have branches in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State. For more information about our various products and textiles, please contact us today.


Romatex is a leading manufacturer and supplier of stitchbond and other textiles for the retail and hospitality sectors. Romatex is a Level 2 B-BBEE company that is owned by Deneb Investments Limited, a subsidiary of Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI), which is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). 

Our head office is based in Cape Town but we have branches in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape and the Free State. For more information about our products, please contact Follow us on FacebookLinkedIn and Instagram for our latest news and industry insights.

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