AN ECO-TECH FOCUSED WORLD OF FASHION
For the forward thinking designers and brands, focus is shifting toward sustainability, eco-friendly fibers and integrating new technology into brands. A great example of a company thinking outside of the box to integrate eco-friendly concepts into their ware is Haggar Clothing Co., a men’s clothing manufacturing company based in Dallas, Texas. In a session moderated by Katherine Stein, Director of International Business Development, Softlines of SGS North America, Anthony Anzovino, VP of Global Sourcing at Haggar Clothing Co. shared the company’s vision for social responsibility. In a new innovative initiative, they have combined recycled polyester with recycled water bottles, into a fiber, which is then dyed and woven into fabric used to produce their eco-friendly shorts. To date, over 18 million water bottles have been saved from landfills using this innovative new technology.
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