SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a Consumer Compact article looking at some of the ways the textile industry can monitor and reduce its impact on the environment.
One cotton t-shirt requires raw materials, chemicals for processing and dyeing, energy for manufacturing and transporting and 2,700 liters of water. This is unsustainable and consumers and regulators are now looking for global supply chains to deliver more sustainable products.
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Read the original Consumer Compact article, ‘How Effective Monitoring Improves Sustainability in Textile Supply Chains’.
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