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Morito Scovill Americas Introduces Eco-Focused Manufacturing and Products

Trimming supplier Morito Scovill Americas has introduced a new initiative called C.O.R.E.–Committed to Our Resources and Environment–as part of its focus on sustainability efforts in 2020 and beyond.

C.O.R.E. is composed of manufacturing methods and products designed to greatly reduce the company’s production impact. Morito Scovill Americas’ C.O.R.E. manufacturing methods do not utilize finishing processes such as electroplating, sandblasting, color filling and paint baking, resulting in significantly less water and power being consumed, while also decreasing emissions during production.

“By incorporating and educating customers about our C.O.R.E. manufacturing methods, we hope to meet their sustainability needs and influence their garment design,” said Shane McEntyre, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Morito Scovill Americas.

With a presence in more than 25 countries, the company offers a vast supply chain network to provide high-performance fasteners for apparel and industrial applications, as well as attaching machine equipment and technical support.

Prior to 2020, Morito Scovill Americas made several upgrades to its Clarkesville, Ga., manufacturing facility to improve its environmental footprint. A new in-house wastewater treatment plant effectively controls and properly treat manufacturing wastewater, while a counter-glow rinse system reduces finish-plating water consumption by approximately 50 percent.

An LED lighting retrofit reduced lighting energy consumption by 68 percent, and consistent efforts were made to keep Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) or Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) discharge at less than 10 percent of the limit. In addition, up to 90 percent recycled corrugated packaging and up to 80 percent recycled plastic packaging are now used to ship all products.

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Beginning next year, the company will extend its sustainability efforts by announcing several new commitments that will provide meaningful improvements for the processes, products and people impacted throughout the supply chain.

Products from Morito Scovill Americas utilizing sustainable C.O.R.E. manufacturing methods are now available.

Furthering this commitment to eco-friendly manufacturing, Morito Scovill Americas is partnering with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) to provide tools to help guide and improve its efforts.

“We welcome the addition of Morito Scovill Americas to the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and look forward to their participation in this industrywide effort in sustainability,” Amina Razvi, SAC executive director, said. “Having Morito Scovill Americas as part of the coalition widens the scope of our impact within the industry and accelerates the change we’re making toward responsible industry actions.”