Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Fibreboard made hangars make apparel shipping sustainable
Fibreboard made hangars make apparel shipping sustainable
01
Sep '15
A worldwide logistics provider and a green product design company have come together to offer a sustainable program to apparel retailers, which avoids use of plastic bags while shipping garments on hangars.

Logistics provider OIA Global and Ditto Sustainable Brand Solutions, a green product design company have partnered to create an innovative program for shipping and retailing called 'Garments on Ditto'.

“This breakthrough is engineered to make shipping on hangers far more efficient and will allow retailers to replace the billions of one-use, virgin plastic hangers now going into landfills every year,” an OIA press release said.

Steve Akre, OIA's EVP of business development said, “Retailers can reduce shipping and warehousing costs up to 20 per cent and achieve significant sustainability advances using the 'Garments on Ditto' program.”

The key component to the program is the Ditto hanger, made from 100 per cent recycled paper fibreboard, is extremely durable and has marketing and retail benefits not possible with plastic hangers.

Gary Barker, Ditto's founder stated, “People think plastic store hangers are used repeatedly but once the garment is sold, there's no reuse.”

“Studies show that 85 per cent of retail plastic hangers are thrown out resulting in a staggering 34 billion hangers going into landfills annually,” he added.

“With the single use plastic hanger actually costing almost 10 cents more per garment to ship, sell, and dispose off, retailers are paying a premium to send tons of plastic to our landfills,” Barker noted.

Since its founding in 1988, OIA has grown to become a leading third party logistics provider delivering clients a unique combination of global logistics, materials sourcing, and creative packaging solutions.

With a dedicated staff of over 850 professionals and an extensive worldwide presence in over 75 countries, OIA designs innovative solutions that can optimise supply chains around the world.

Ditto Brand Solutions conceives, engineers and produces highly-designed, sustainable retail displays and is known for its efficiencies, strength, beauty, and marketing power. (AR)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 19th Jan 2017

Pakistan imposes duty on Indian fine cotton yarn

A provisional countervailing duty ranging from Rs 26.89 to Rs 55.8 a...

Textiles | On 19th Jan 2017

Union Budget: Textile sector expects excise duty revisions

Excise duty on man-made fibres should be reduced to bring it on par...

Union textiles minister Smriti Irani at the inauguration of IIGF in New Delhi with textiles secretary Rashmi Verma and other dignitaries. Courtesy: PIB

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Jan 2017

Ministry to reimburse apparel exporters for state levies

The textile ministry has received a sum of Rs 500 crore from the...

Interviews View All

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Rajiv Sirohi
Shara

‘Portugal is taking away a major share of the mill made sector.’

Sunil Rathore
Lacoste India

‘New vendor is welcome if he offers cost, quality and timely delivery’

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search