When it comes to creating a cleaner environment, Artistic Fabric & Garment Industries (AFGI) is getting to the root of the issue.
The premium denim manufacturer announced it has committed to planting 27,000 mangrove saplings in Karachi, Pakistan by the end of this month as part of WWF-Pakistan’s Earth Hour 2018 “Mangroves Plantation Campaign.”
The commitment reinforces AFGI’s work to reduce its carbon footprint and create a greener and more climate resilient home base. The company is planting one tree for every employee.
“At AFGI, we believe our responsibility goes beyond just manufacturing fabrics and garments. We must also take steps to ensure we are doing everything we can to reduce the impact on our environment,” AFGI director Ahmed Javed, said. “We hope this initiative will go a long way in conserving mangrove forests, benefitting the communities they support and pave the way for more partnerships like this in the future.”
The campaign is an initiative of AFGI’s Artistic Cares Foundation, which works to incorporate sustainability and social responsibility into how the company conducts business.
The company maintains the highest rated LEED Gold facility in Pakistan. AFGI also owns and operates the first GRS (Global Recycled Standard) approved sorting and tearing unit in the local denim industry. The specialized machinery is used to take products that have served their intended purpose and recycle them into other goods.