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Artistic Milliners Opens LEED Production Facility in Pakistan

Artistic Milliners opened the first garment factory in Pakistan to ever receive LEED Gold certification.

The company announced Monday the start of production at its new LEED certified factory, AM-IV, based in Karachi, Pakistan. The 483,299-square-foot facility is the largest and most complex garment-manufacturing site to ever receive the certification.

The LEED certification establishes a standard that covers the building, energy efficient design, water use reduction, sustainable site selection and development, responsible materials selection and waste management, and enhanced indoor environmental quality.

AM-IV, which will employ approximately 3,000 workers when it is in full production, is part of Artistic Milliners’ manufacturing strategy to reduce the impact of its operations on the environment. The facility features open space, a vegetated roof area, wastewater recycling and emits no light pollution.

Director of Artistic Milliners Murtaza Ahmed said, “In our older, established facilities, we are also adopting changes in our processes to keep them in line with current state-of-the-art environmental practices. It was a great experience to be able to design and build from scratch the most environmentally advanced garment manufacturing plant.”