OUR MISSION – CLOSING THE LOOP

THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY IS THE WORLD’S SECOND DIRTIEST INDUSTRY

The global repercussions of the resource-intensive textile industry are scarcity of resources, global warming, water shortage and a polluted environment.

Mountains of waste
Mountains of waste

50% of collected clothing is exported to third countries and ends up at landfills or open fires.

Energy consumption
Energy consumption

The textile industry causes 8% of global CO2 emissions – a figure which could double by 2030 and increase to 25% by 2050.

Water consumption
Water consumption

Masses of water are consumed for washing, dyeing and finishing textiles. The Indian textile industry, for example, consumes 1.6 bn litres of water per day.

Use of chemicals
Use of chemicals

17-20% of the world’s industrial water pollution is caused by textile dyeing and processing steps.