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Abraham Moon deploys zero waste as part of UKFT campaign

Mar '20
Abraham Moon, a leading vertical woollen mills in the UK, based in West Yorkshire, has adopted zero waste model, as part of the UKFT’s (UK Fashion and Textile Association) campaign. The campaign aims at displaying the unique strengths of the UK textile industry, with leading UK mills and manufacturers outlining their latest sustainability developments.

Abraham Moon is working towards zero waste, investing in more energy-efficient machinery and green energy, as well as reducing single-use plastics throughout the mill. It also predominantly works with wool, a versatile fibre with many natural benefits.

The company has initiated practices on the production line to move towards a zero waste model of manufacturing. This includes the capture and re-use of loose fibre during both the carding and spinning processes, and baling-up the selvedge after weaving to be recycled into insulation and/or carpeting underlay.

Brand new machinery with better energy efficiency, new electric motors for older machinery, and LED lighting throughout the factory have all been installed as part of re-investments of any company profits over the past 5-10 years. Modernised scouring machinery has also seen us reduce our water usage by over 20 per cent in the past decade.

Around10 per cent of the company’s total power is generated by over 300 solar panels installed on the roof of our warehouse and finishing departments; an extension built in 2013.

Abraham Moon is committed to reducing single-use plastics throughout the mill. In 2019, they introduced a plastic free packaging option for our full range of woven accessories, and plastic yarn cones and polythene wrapping are both recycled internally. They also recycle cardboard in-house, and metal bands from bales of wool are sold to be re-used elsewhere.

Wool is an incredibly versatile fibre that offers many natural benefits, which make it a great choice for a wide range of applications. The campaign to promote the creativity, quality, craftsmanship and innovation within the UK textile industry has been developed by UKFT in partnership with The Clothworkers’ Company.

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