Improving environmental performance in the textile industry
The textile industry faces a particular challenge when it comes to sustainability, environmental protection and the reduction of environmental impacts along the textile value chain because:
- it is strongly affected by the globalisation of markets
- many production facilities are located abroad
- particularly severe environmental pollution is caused by the cultivation of cotton, production of raw fibre and textile finishing
Ways to improve environmental performance
In the fashion industry, too, the trend is towards sustainable production, among others by avoiding hazardous substances and using recycled synthetic fibres.
The improvement of social standards is also becoming increasingly relevant. But how do you tackle these issues in an organised and professional manner?
There are several ways to get support in improving the ecological impact of your textile company:
Initiatives to enhance corporate sustainability
A variety of alliances and initiatives support businesses in realizing their environmental and social sustainability goals by offering a framework of general guidelines. The BEPI and BSCI, initiated by the Foreign Trade Association, are two such examples.
We support you on your way towards a sustainable supply chain!
Analyzing environmental impacts in the textile life cycle
So where should fashion companies first start to reduce their environmental impact? To find this out, the environmentally relevant hotspots in the textile value chain must first be identified.
A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is recommended for this purpose: With this, the (direct and indirect) environmental impacts of textiles can be systematically analysed and evaluated over the entire product life cycle.
Do you have questions about the ecological impact of your products?
Then you are welcome to contact us. We look forward to talking to you about improving the environmental impact of your fashion business and creating a sustainable textiles production.