Furthering its commitment to sustainability and minimizing environmental impact, Standard Fiber, a supplier to the home textile market and manufacturer of basic bedding products, is launching a carbon reduction program where, beginning in March, it will invest in carbon offsets for all cargo containers of textiles it exports from Asia to customers in the U.S. and 20 other countries.
Standard Fiber said its carbon offsets will fund accredited carbon reduction programs such as protecting rainforest ecosystems from deforestation in Brazil and renewable energy programs on tribal lands in the U.S.
The company’s new initiative builds on its robust material responsibility platform that includes organic cotton with Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) or Organic Content Standard (OCS) certification, recycled fibers with Global Recycling Standard (GRS) or Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) certification, bio-based foams with USDA Biopreferred certification, Responsible Down Standard (RDS) down, Oeko-tex certified products and packaging made with recycled materials.
“As a major textile supplier to the home and hospitality market, we must take responsibility for and do everything we can to minimize our environmental footprint,” said Sandy Gray, CEO of Standard Fiber. “Our new carbon reduction program will offset 100 percent of the carbon emissions of transporting thousands of cargo containers of textiles we export from Asia around the world.”
In addition to its carbon reduction efforts, Standard Fiber is embarking on a textile circularity initiative where it will collaborate with hotel and healthcare operators to develop various second life channels to help divert these bulky textile items from landfill.
Standard Fiber works hand-in-hand with its customers–manufacturers, distributors and digitally-native brands–to supply fabric, components and fully manufactured textile products to the home textile, mattress, hospitality, healthcare and pet markets with the aim of delivering innovative and sustainable solutions at competitive prices. The company has offices and staff in the U.S., U.K., China, India and Pakistan.