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Exhibition Status Update!

With 3 weeks until SHOWTIME, the 20th Anniversary edition welcomes an All-Star cast of new and returning exhibitors, making up the largest DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR to date. Due to high demand in all product...

Global designers to exhibit at Luxury Br…

Designers from Europe, Middle East and North America will exhibit at the upcoming Luxury Brands Carpet Show. The second edition of the curated Luxury Brands exhibition and designer carpet collection is scheduled to...

H&M to dress Swedish teams for Olymp…

Hennes and Mauritz Group (H&M) will dress the Swedish teams for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in PyeongChang 2018. The company will create outfits for the opening and closing ceremonies. The collection will...

Saurer to show Allma TechnoCorder TC2 at…

Saurer Technologies GmbH & Co. KG Twisting Solutions, a leading provider of energy efficient solutions for tire cord, carpet, staple, glass filament, and industrial yarns, will present its Allma TechnoCorder TC2 innovative machine...

Cone Denim and Unifi launch S Gene with …

Cone Denim and Unifi have launched the latest in advanced stretch technology - S Gene with Repreve . Combining the advanced stretch technology of S Gene with the superior sustainability and performance of...

Shima Seiki to partake in Premiere Visio…

Leading computerised knitting machine developer, Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd., is set to participate at the Premiere Vision show, a global event for fashion professionals, to be held in Paris, from February 13 to 15, 2018...

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KappAhl teams up for cleaner textile production in India

KappAhl teams up for cleaner textile production in India

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KappAhl is one of the initiators of SWAR, a Swedish project for cleaner textile production in India. SWAR is a collaboration project between Swedish textile buyers and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), with support from SIDA.

The aim of the project is to make textile production more efficient and to reduce the consumption of water, energy and chemicals by participating suppliers. “We saw the opportunity to combine the introduction of a new code with training and trade,” says Eva Kindgren, CSR manager for KappAhl’s production. The project will use simple methods to make noticeable differences for people and the environment in India.

The basis of the Sustainable Water Resources (SWAR) project is the Water code that 33 Swedish textile companies have developed with guidelines for water, chemicals and emissions. The project will combine training with support for the suppliers so that simple, cost effective actions can reduce the consumption of water, chemicals and energy.

“Our commitment to the project is part of ensuring that KappAhl’s purchasing inIndia has a sustainable focus,” says KappAhl’s Managing Director and CEO Johan Åberg.

SWAR is a collaboration project between KappAhl, two industry colleagues and SIWI, with support from SIDA. The project will run for two years and cover 40 suppliers inIndia. Each implementation is expected to achieve significant efficiency and environmental improvements.

The aim is to continue the development of the textile sector with large environmental improvements such as cleaner ground water, fewer polluted emissions and a safer working environment.

The project was inspired by the IFC/World Bank’s successful Cleaner Production project in Bangladesh 2011, which was declared one of the three most valuable projects of the year at the World Economic Forum in Davos 2012. KappAhl was also one of the participants in that project.


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