80% of the total climate change impact of textiles occurs in the production phase.
(European Environment Agency 2022)
Consumers and investors are driving responsible buyers to source sustainable and ethical fabrics but the landscape is complex, so a trusted source is essential.
Nurturing close relationships with key suppliers and supply chain traceability is essential. Using technology like AI and blockchain, the UK has developed solutions for full transparency along global supply chains.
It takes almost 8,000 gallons of water – what one person drinks in seven years – to make one pair of jeans.
The UK has developed science-based innovations driving planet-positive processes, engineering natural solutions to man-made problems. Revolutionary dyeing, printing and finishing solutions with massively reduced water use and emissions are leading the way.