Our Sustainability Strategy

Our Sustainability Journey We began our sustainability journey several years ago when Grant Davey, Jim Davey and Dan King succeeded Davey Fabrics from Al and Jan Davey in 2001 . In our transition from fabric supplier to manufacturer of high-visibility trim and retroreflective silver distributor, we worked closely with our main supplier, 3M, which has utilized…

Textiles scientist working with Davey Textiles to develop a faster, easier way to detect damage

Firefighters risk their lives battling blazes, but the aging of their suits also poses a hazard that a University of Alberta researcher, partnering with industry, is working to eliminate. An end-of-life sensor that detects gradual breakdown in garments from exposure to heat, moisture and ultraviolet (UV) light has been developed by clothing and textiles scientist…

How ShookIOT Downtime Tracker Enabled Davey Textile to Make Data-Driven Predictions and Decisions: Case Study

Challenges  Davey Textile was experiencing various data automation issues such as:  Manual data collection, inaccurate detection and recording of downtime events  Limited data availability, access, analysis visibility and collaboration  Arbitrary targets in production capacity and equipment utilization  Issues with decision making – they were relying on past experience and “gut feel” rather than data and…