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Fashion Factories Earn Sustaining Voices Sustainability Recognition

New York, Aug. 21 2019 — Sourcing Journal is announcing its latest inductees into Sustaining Voices, its yearlong web series honoring the latest innovations, products, companies and initiatives driving forward a greener apparel industry. The factory honorees join the raw materials, brands and retailers, and supply chain and logistics organizations that have been announced throughout the year.

“The factories honored as Sustaining Voices recipients represent the variety of ways fashion can mitigate its negative impact on the planet. By limiting resource usage, minimizing emissions and increasing the upcycling of waste, these production facilities are pioneering a more responsible future for the entire industry,” said Edward Hertzman, founder and president of Sourcing Journal, the premier online trade publication for apparel and textile executives.

The honorees in the factory category are:

  • CleanDye, for establishing the world’s first water- and process-chemical-free dyeing facility in Vietnam
  • Eco Spindles, for building a first-of-its-kind PET-recycling plant in Sri Lanka
  • Hirdaramani Group, for achieving net-zero carbon emissions across its apparel vertical
  • The Renewal Workshop, for keeping lightly damaged garments out of the landfill
  • Vertical Knits, for dramatically reducing freshwater use during cotton dyeing

In October, Sustaining Voices will recognize the efforts leading initiatives are making to foster change within the apparel industry.

Sustaining Voices, which was created in collaboration with Cotton Incorporated, recognizes organizations and individuals based their “wow” factors, uniqueness, scalability, buzz and impact on sustainability. Each honoree was selected by Sourcing Journal in consultation with a select group of apparel industry experts.

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About Sourcing Journal

Sourcing Journal is the largest, most comprehensive and authoritative B2B resource for executives working in the apparel, textile and footwear industries. Hyper-focused on delivering timely news, insightful analysis and revealing data, Sourcing Journal is empowering industry leaders to make informed business decisions. Sourcing Journal readers rely on the publication to navigate every aspect of this dynamic, complex and vast business, including supply chain, raw materials, sustainability, logistics, fulfillment, product development, compliance, retail and technology. 

About Cotton Incorporated

Cotton Incorporated, funded by U.S. cotton producers and importers of cotton and cotton textile products, conducts worldwide research and promotion activities to increase the demand for and profitability of cotton.