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For CBL, Sustainability is More than Just a Slogan

Crescent Bahumán Limited (CBL) is pleased to announce its 25th anniversary.

We are proud to celebrate our community and unique ecosystem, which has sparked a cultural change and has made us the greenest facility in the denim industry.

The project started in 1992, when 500 acres of marshland were recovered and converted into a vibrant, self-sustaining ecosystem.

Since 1994, the date our industrial operations began, we have planted more than 850,000 trees on site, which serves as a testament to our ethos that man, nature and industry can indeed coexist. This, along with the introduction of various species of flora and fauna, has allowed our community to maintain a delicate balance while respecting nature’s equilibrium.

The factory grounds have blossomed into what could be considered a tiny city in its own right, with housing for more than 3,000 permanent residents. All residents enjoy uninterrupted power of which 50 percent is due to be converted into solar by 2020.

Since the start of our operations in 1994, CBL has had the privilege of playing a formative role in more than 100,000 careers. The factory has also maintained a vocational training center, as well as a non-profit primary and secondary school on the premises. To date, CBL has provided vocational training to 11,000 adults and further provides quality education for 1,200 children per year. The Crescent School has proudly been voted the best school within a 40km radius and has played a vital role in enforcing the continuity of CBL’s core value systems.

The facility maintains a vocational training center as well as a nonprofit primary and secondary school on the premises. In addition to our educational initiatives, CBL actively promotes gender equality in the workplace, employing more than 1,500 women.

Our female employees are also encouraged to participate in various seminars organized in collaboration with associations such as HER projectTM on site, which includes discussions ranging from health, preventable diseases and self-defense.

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“Care for the environment is the act of caring for the community and for ourselves.”

Sustainability isn’t just a slogan for CBL—it’s an ethos. Our verticality is integral to our ecosystem as it allows complete control over our product, whether it’s cotton, fabric or garments. We know all denim is gorgeous, but it’s not always eco-conscious. It’s important for our industry to reflect on all environmental, human and material elements in order to fully realize how sustainable denim can be.

Observing the beauty of everyday life

Through the artistic point of view of two photographers who have curated iconic shots, we demonstrated the vibrant world of our ecosystem—a rich and self-sustaining environment that distinguishes CBL from other conventional denim facilities.

Through a poetic lens, these images encapsulate the values and daily commitment of CBL, which is focused on each and every human being and the betterment of their lives and habitat.

In every still frame, sustainability and awareness emerge at a 360-degree perspective, and in essence personify what we have achieved through 25 years of persevering to positively impact important, yet often forgotten, facets of everyday life, such as education, work, nature, water saving, waste recycling and responsibility for future generations.

Enter into the artistic narration of our ecosystem through the images, which follow these main values: 

Generation: Grow in a positive environment, where knowledge passes through experiences. As life is a cycle of generation, degeneration and regeneration, CBL knows well how to follow the ritual.

Water: Safeguarding and defending the primary resource for life. Along with introducing drainage and irrigation systems, CBL decided to use a little help from Mother Nature: By planting 500,000 eucalyptus trees, the company was able to expedite the drainage of waterlogged land—thirsty eucalyptus trees will drink up to 4 gallons of water per day.

Sustenance: Gestures and actions that help the community to eat healthy every day.

Empowerment: The richness of a community goes through the enhancement of all its elements. We work on developing a positive culture for a better and concrete personality enhancement in our community.

Agriculture: Harmony with nature and our respect for the use of resources while providing nourishment for our community and wildlife.

Education: Access to schooling to ensure continuity of our community’s core values. CBL promotes education and learning for children and motivating them to become goal-achieving individuals.

Mobility: Sustainability and everyday mobility through freedom and security.

Spontaneity: The wonders that surround us and the search of beauty in all small things.

Growing: The honest daily work to revitalize the earth and plant new seeds.

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