Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight

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As we connect with our networks and membership, we daily uncover a rich and diverse set of stories from people who are really making a difference in textile sustainability. We hope you will be inspired and moved by the sheer passion the authors exude for what they do. If you have a story to tell, please let us know.

Lenzing is involved in many initiatives related from responsible wood and pulp sourcing to water stewardship to support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. At Lenzing, we believe in the concept of circular economy and closed-loop processes. TENCEL(TM) x…
Q: Patagonia is a clothing brand so why are you so interested in farming and food? The Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’, just offshore from my home state of Texas, is the largest ever measured. The drinking water of…
  Sappi Project Grow (Project Khulisa) is a tree farming scheme aimed at rural subsistence farmers with access to small parcels of land. First started in 1983 with only three farmers in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the project has…
Why did you decide to do what you do? Manmade Cellulose Fiber (MMCF) is gaining a lot of interest, and we are excited to be a significant producer in this segment. Our operations are well integrated with other RGE…
What impact has your work? Every day we recycle about 7 Million PET Bottles (130 tons) into fiber. Comparing the production of Virgin Polyester fiber, we save around 69 Million Tons of CO2 every year, which is equivalent to…
Why did you decide to do what you do? We see the waste problem in our fashion industry, and we wanted to create a recycling system that would allow us to establish a positive foundation we can proudly pass…
Q: Tell us a little about your cotton strategy? Cotton is one of the most important materials in our products and therefore a major focus in our sustainability work. As we see it, there is no alternative to sustainability….
Q: WestPoint Home has a long history and tradition in home textiles (over 200 years!). Has this longevity influenced the company’s approach to sustainability? WestPoint Home has a longstanding history of environmental responsibility and sustainability. In the United States,…
What inspires and excites you about your work? I started working in the textile industry in the late 1970s when the U. S. environmental laws were first being promulgated. During those early years, the U.S. textile industry had a…
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