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Clariant joins the Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Jun '12

Swiss-based specialty chemicals company, Clariant, announced that it has recently joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). The move is algned with Clariant’s long-term commitment to uphold sustainable practices in textiles, and supports the SAC’s overall vision of addressing social and environmental challenges in the apparel and footwear industry.

As a leading supplier of chemical solutions for the textile industry, Clariant has always been committed to developing products and application processes that are safer and gentler to the environment. The membership into the SAC will give the company a greater reach in advocating its sustainability messages and provide it with a platform to actively contribute to the development of sustainable best practices in the textile industry.

Founded by an industry-wide group of leading apparel and footwear brands, retailers, manufacturers, non-governmental organizations, academic experts and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the SAC works to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products around the world.

“Seeing a global leader in textile chemicals like Clariant joining our organization is excellent news”, commented Jason Kibbey, Executive Director of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

“The SAC can clearly benefit from Clariant’s long commitment and experience in developing more sustainable and innovative technology. Clariant’s engagement alongside the SAC is the sign that we are taking the right route towards a greener textile industry.” Clariant is also a member of the Textile Exchange and a System Partner of bluesign.


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