Cleaner textile production

18 Sep 2013

Our F&F clothing team, together with other brands and retailers, have been participating in a pilot project for cleaner production of textiles in Bangladesh.

We know that clothing production uses large amounts of water, energy and chemicals. Our F&F clothing team, together with other brands and retailers, have been participating in a pilot project for cleaner production of textiles in Bangladesh. The pilot project in 18 fabric mills has successfully saved an annual equivalent of 300 million litres of water, 19,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and £520,000.

Building on the success of the pilot program, in the coming year we will scale up our work in Bangladesh as part of a new commitment to the Partnership for Cleaner Textiles (PaCT). PaCT is a multi-stakeholder initiative that aims to reduce the environmental impacts that result from textile wet processing, and particularly excessive groundwater extraction and surface water pollution.

Working in collaboration with 20 of our nominated suppliers and other brands and retailers, over the next four years we will invest £130,000 in to the Partnership to help establish world class water, energy and chemical management practice in the Bangladesh textiles industry.