Did you know that is takes over 10,000 liters of water to produce a typical pair of jeans? Or that it can take over 2700 liters to produce a typical cotton t-shirt? Have you ever considered that there are also more than 15,000 chemical formulations used in the textile industry, more than 175 chemicals restricted by an industry Restricted Substances List or that as much as 65% of the chemicals used in textile production are discharged to wastewater?
As the textile industry continues to evaluate its impact on water and hazardous chemical use that are numerous organizations and brands doing great work to move the industry in a positive direction. Have you ever thought: Where should I look for trusted information? Or why can’t I get all these resources in one place? One of the many challenges can be finding the most current tools, programs, and resources. We invite you to join us for a webinar introducing the Textile Exchange FASTfacts tools. In this webinar you will be introduced to the new format of our popular FASTfacts tool which is designed to review and organize tools, opinions, programs and resources in a central way to make deeper learning possible. We’ve put hours of research into reviewing and organizing resources so that you – the reader – don’t have to and can quickly educate, inspire, and guide other industry professionals and stakeholders.
In addition to an introduction to the revamped format we are excited to re-release FASTfacts Water. If you liked the orginal FASTfacts Water you will surely love the updated commentary, data and organizations included in the 2013 version. The links to working groups and brand policies, usage and access statistics, and data management tools make it easy to benchmark your current water quality and utilization program or start from scratch if you are just getting started. So you want to know how you can engage with a working group to share your companies best practices or you want to learn more about the water issues around the world? Then you need FASTfacts Water.
And finally, we will be introducing FASTfacts Chemical Management: Beyond Legislative Compliance. You have heard about phthalates, ZDHC, and green chemistry- but you have not had time to find out which is a chemical and which is an industry partnership focused on setting a new standard of environmental performance in the textile industry. Then this is the tool for you. We will focus our discussion on the commentary and resources included to help develop or improve your company’s chemical management plan. Starting with the industry standard Restricted Substance List (RSL) we will discuss how the industry has evolved from a focus on compliance with consumer safety laws to a big picture approach to chemical management. This shift to chemical management means developing programs that take a more proactive approach to knowing the chemicals used to manufacture products and what happens to them when they enter a factory. We will also look at the innovation side of chemical management as we discuss the opportunities that green chemistry can provide. Just like the FASTfacts Water, readers can expect to use this tool to gain introductory knowledge, quickly share information with key stakeholders, inspire other business leaders, and quickly reference links to other valuable resources.
We hope you will decide to join us for the webinar and download these free tools.