Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Lindex saves 900mn litres water in 2014
Lindex saves 900mn litres water in 2014
Apr '15
During the past year, 900 million litres of water was saved by Lindex suppliers through cleaner production projects in India and Bangladesh.

According to a press release from the Swedish fashion retailer, Lindex also became a partner to WaterAid as an extension of their water related sustainability work.

In 2014, 16.3 million pieces of garments were made by sustainable materials which accounts for 22 per cent of total production of Lindex.

“By 2020, the goal is that at least 80 per cent of Lindex garments are made of more sustainable fibres and all cotton will come from sustainable sources,” the retailer said.

Additionally, with the aim to empower factory workers in their supply chain, Lindex has now reached 8,000 female factory workers by educating them on their personal health.

In collaboration with QuizRR, Lindex is now developing a tool that will educate factory workers about their rights and responsibilities.

During 2014, Lindex also started collecting textile for reuse and recycling in 50 selected stores in Sweden.

This was done in cooperation with the app Cirqle and Myrorna, as a part of the aim to close the material loop.

It also collaborated with Jean Paul Gaultier on a collection for the Breast Cancer Foundation and together with its customers, donated €1.4 million to cancer research.

“We are working steadily ahead towards our sustainability targets and our aim is that all garments are produced using less energy, water and chemicals and producing less waste,” CEO Ingvar Larsson said.

“Lindex suppliers´ production operations throughout the supply chain are significantly dependent on access to water,” Larsson added.

“We will continue our collaborations and projects with suppliers and other stakeholders where we are implementing responsible water usage,” he noted. (AR)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Raymond

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Jun 2017

Raymond plans to invest Rs 1,400 crore in Amravati plant

Raymond, Indian textiles and apparel major, has decided to invest Rs...

Textiles | On 28th Jun 2017

GST and textiles industry: Analysis and opinion

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is at long last all set to be rolled ...

Textiles | On 28th Jun 2017

India probing dumping of polyester yarn by China

Indian government is probing anti-dumping allegations against a...

Interviews View All

Krishnanand Tripathi
Textrade International Ltd

We believe in vocational education for entry-level employees, offering...

Dharmendra Shah
Ozone PB Spintex Limited

‘We have made huge investments to ensure quality yarn production.’

Jurgen Gauger

‘Buying crowdsourced or creative designs are much more appealing to the...

Eric Scholler

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

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

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Sonam & Paras Modi

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
July 2017

July 2017

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


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search