Where to buy stitchbond in South Africa?

Stitchbond is a sustainable non-woven textile that most South Africans will have used at some point, even if they don’t realise it. There are various types of stitchbond, but no matter the manufacturing process, they all have beneficial qualities that make the textiles incredibly versatile.

These fabrics have a variety of uses, the most common of which is the recycled shopping bags sold by your local supermarket. Other applications include waterproof membranes, home textiles (such as vertical blinds) and footwear components.

Purchasing managers, procurement specialists and business owners looking for an incredibly strong, durable, sustainable and versatile textile should consider stitchbond. This textile is manufactured in South Africa, so it’s a great idea to support the local industry instead of importing the fabric from overseas.

Stitchbond textile as a packaging material
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Where to buy stitchbond?

Romatex is a leading manufacturer and supplier of stitchbond in South Africa. We produce around 24 million square metres of this fabric every year. All of our stitchbond is completely manufactured at our Cape Town production facility from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET).

We use state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and our rigorous quality control processes ensure world-class textiles of the highest quality and standards. As a local manufacturer and supplier, we can deliver stitchbond to South African customers with minimal delays and without additional import duties or tariffs. 

These textiles are suitable for sewing, ultrasonic welding, printing, dyeing, embroidery, laminating and coating. Stitchbond is suitable for a wide range of industries and applications. We can include printing and custom orders to meet your specific needs.

In addition to our leading manufacturing department, Romatex also has an experienced team of sales representatives who can help customers find the right stitchbond textile. We can guide you through the ordering and specification processes, giving you expert advice on the best type of stitchbond for your required application.

stitch-bonded non-woven material shopping bag with carrots and lettuce inside it
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Why buy from a South African supplier?

Finding a local textile manufacturer or supplier brings several advantages to your business. These include:

  • Minimal lead times – A local supplier can process orders and deliver textiles within a far smaller lead time than international suppliers. Delays at shipping ports and customs points can delay orders of imported textiles.
  • Guarantee of quality – Our customers are welcome to visit our offices and ask for a tour of our manufacturing facility. You can also ask for samples of our textiles before placing an order. This allows you to see and feel the quality of our stitchbond yourself, which is not always possible with imported products.
  • Support the local economy – By purchasing from a South African supplier, you help to generate revenue for local businesses and contribute to the gross domestic product (GDP) of the country. This helps with job creation and supports local communities too.
  • A more personalised service – Local suppliers are more likely to provide a personalised customer service which improves your overall experience. This includes easy ways to ask questions about products or to get assistance from the supplier. 

If you’re looking for stitchbond textiles in South Africa, then consider Romatex as your go-to manufacturer and supplier. We are committed to an exceptional customer experience and producing high-quality textiles at affordable prices. 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 Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram for our latest news and industry insights.

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