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Dystar Launches Textile Industry Supply Chain Tools

DyStar Textile Services has launched a range of programs designed to help audit and recommend sustainable options for the textile industry supply chain.

DyStar’s Sustainable Textile Service offers four supply chain development programs to brands, retailers and their industry partners:

1.    Restricted Substance List Development
2.    Textile Mill Efficiency Improvement
3.    Chemical Management Improvement
4.    Environmental Improvement

The four programs are built on DyStar’s existing Econfidence commitment, an eco-label the company uses to highlight its green products.

Greenpeace’s 2011 “Dirty Laundry” campaign – which highlighted the use and discharge of hazardous chemicals in the clothing manufacturing industry – was a catalyst for developing the Sustainable Textile Service Programs, Dystar says.

In the campaign, Greenpeace named and shamed a number of clothing brands associated with importing materials from a Chinese conglomerate that Greenpeace said is polluting rivers.

As a result of the campaign, sportswear giants Adidas, Puma and Nike all committed to having zero discharge of hazardous chemicals throughout their respective supply chains by 2020.

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