Every year, we add 51 billion tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere which is one of the causes of global warming. The fashion industry is considered to be part of the problem, emitting 10% of the overall CO2 emission from growing cotton, weaving, dyeing, cutting, and sewing, until reaching customers. More than 92 million tons of textile waste end up in landfills or incinerate which directly impacts the environment
The fashion industry creates a tremendous amount of textile waste, which requires numerous amounts of natural resources, one of which is water. More than 79 billion cubic meters of water are used to grow cotton and dye textiles. This amount is equal to 32 million Olympic standard-sized swimming pools.
Moreover, 15% of the worlds water contamination is caused by the dyeing process of unstandardized factories. Unstandardized cotton growing is also one of the causes of water contamination from the excessive amount used of pesticides. These hazardous chemicals seep into water sources both on and underground.
By recycling waste from the textile industry including threads from weaving factories, fabric scraps from garment factories, post-consumer waste as well as waste from other industries into new fabrics, we help reduce the need of using natural resources to produce new raw materials.
The textile industry is known to use a substantial amount of water. As much as 10,000 liters of clean water is used to produce 1 kilogram of cotton. By choosing recycled material to produce textile, we can help reduce as much as 99% of the water used during the manufacturing process.
Apart from reducing energy used during the manufacturing process by choosing recycled material, SC GRAND has solar panels installed to help increase the use of renewable energy within our factory.
Carbon emissions are reduced by using recycled material which eliminates processes that normally emit CO2 as well as the inclusion of solar panels in the factory.