GROWING SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS

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We continuously challenge the status quo in the deep belief that we can make our industry sustainable.

The environmental impact of textile processing has become a growing concern for global brands and their consumers. An independent global study in 2010 estimated that six million tons of textile chemicals are used each year. Add to that an estimate suggesting that textile manufacturing processes contribute close to 10 percent of the world’s carbon impact.

Brand owners and retailers around the world are taking action to evaluate the environmental impact of textile treatment, dyeing and finishing processes in response to consumer concerns. It is no longer sufficient merely to comply with relevant regulations.

Archroma’s Brand & Performance Textile Specialties is developing products and processes that are safer and gentler for the consumer and for the environment. Our experience demonstrates that sustainability can generate innovation, performance and considerable cost savings for our customers.

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ONE WAY SUSTAINABILITY SERVICE –THREE STEPS TO LOWER IMPACT

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ONE WAY Sustainability Service delivers improved sustainability, fast.

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EARTHCOLORS – OUR LATEST OFFER FOR ECO-CONSCIOUS FASHION

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Rich earthy colors from natural waste such as almond husks that are fully traceable by the consumer at the point of purchase.

Radical, exciting, appealing… interested?

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ADVANCED DENIM – HIGH FASHION, HIGH ECOLOGY

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Archroma’s award winning ADVANCED DENIM concept allows the world’s most popular fabric to be produced without compromise to design creativity nor environmental impact.

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COLLABORATING TO CREATE NEW STANDARDS FOR TEXTILE CHEMICALS

Archroma works in collaboration with others to deliver more sustainable solutions. Our expertise is critical in designing products and processes that then create enhanced value.

• We are a system partner of bluesign®1, the bluesign® system unites the entire textile supply chain to jointly reduce its impact on people and the environment.

• We support the ambitious plans of the cross sector group >> ZERO DISCHARGE OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS (ZDHC) that has set out a route map to reach zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in the apparel and footwear sectors by 2020.

• Member of Textile Exchange, the non-profit organization is committed to accelerating sustainable practices in the textile value chain in order to create material change.

• Member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, a trade organization comprising brands, retailers, manufacturers, government, and non-governmental organizations and academic experts, representing more than a third of the global apparel and footwear market. The Coalition is working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products around the world.