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Cintas wins Sustainability All-Star Award at Apparel Tech
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Mar '10
Cintas Corporation announced that its eco-friendly clothing concepts were awarded Apparel magazine's second annual Sustainability All-Star Award at the Apparel Tech Conference West in Irvine, Calif. To qualify for the award, applicants had to show a commitment to making their businesses more sustainable along with their plan for evolving that commitment.

“Innovation is a key ingredient behind the success of most eco-friendly products and services, and Cintas continues to be the leader of conservation in the apparel service industry,” said Bill Goetz, Cintas' president and chief operating officer of global accounts and strategic markets. “Cintas takes pride in conducting business in a way that minimizes resources and materials. We do our part to leave a better world for our children and future generations.”

As part of Cintas' business-wide green initiative, the company developed eco-friendly apparel collections that offer style, comfort, functionality and environmental sustainability. This clothing caters to any business seeking a professional image, while making the environment a top priority and demonstrating corporate responsibility.

Cintas' green apparel collections are made from post-consumer waste, keeping as many as 25 plastic bottles out of landfills per suit. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, apparel made from recycled materials uses 66 percent less energy compared to the manufacturing of polyester fiber. This process also reduces water usage by 90 percent and helps eliminate harmful air emissions.

The flexible, durable and eco-friendly fabric is also machine washable, which reduces the use of toxins and harsh chemicals used in the dry cleaning process. Plus, since the collection does not require professional cleaning, employees benefit from lower laundering costs. These savings could reach $1,000 per employee annually. The life expectancy of the green garments is the same as other collections, provided laundering instructions are followed.

By choosing one of the five eco-friendly apparel lines from Cintas, companies can go green without sacrificing image or quality. While some businesses have dismissed eco-friendly programs as too costly, Cintas' eco-apparel lines have similar pricing structures to its traditional apparel lines.

Apparel's award program was developed in response to the growing awareness throughout the apparel industry for the need to implement practices that will build more sustainable supply chains, resulting in safer products, a cleaner Earth, a healthier populace, less waste, more productivity and bigger profits.

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