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Burlington enhancing focus on sustainable innovation

Feb '20
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Burlington, which has nearly 100 years of industry leadership in innovation and performance, is enhancing focus on sustainable innovation, eco-friendly fabric performance and responsible manufacturing globally. The company will explore new fibres, recycled content and advanced manufacturing processes and work with likeminded partners towards this end.

“Sustainability is at the core of Burlington’s performance fabrics collection. We embrace it and are excited by the opportunities ahead to raise industry expectations, bringing together sustainable fabric solutions and responsible manufacturing,” says Allen Smith, president Burlington, Safety Components & A&E Americas. “We remain committed to exploring new fibres, recycled content and advanced manufacturing processes within our Burlington Labs R and D incubator and working with likeminded partners to identify and lead new initiatives.”

Burlington operates as part of the new Elevate Textiles who announced last year 2025 sustainability commitments focused on responsibly sources fibres, reducing water consumption and lowering greenhouse gases.

These 2025 Sustainability Commitments say that Elevate brand products will be produced using at least 80 per cent sustainably sourced cotton and 50 per cent recycled polyester content. Elevate manufacturing operations will reduce its water intensity by 25 per cent per unit of production. Elevate will join other pacesetters within the industry to join the Science Based Target (SBT) Programme and set a specific greenhouse gas target of achieving a 2.5 per cent per year reduction trajectory.

“We are excited to further our efforts in the advancement of eco-friendly manufacturing and sustainable products,” says Per Loof, CEO of Elevate Textiles. “As innovators, our brands are driven to explore new possibilities and look for ways to offer our products with an eye to preserving the future and a focus on minimising their impact to the environment today, while providing performance technologies and aesthetics that lead the industry. Elevate’s 2025 sustainability commitments build on the sustainability improvements we have already attained and solidify our pledge to responsible manufacturing and sustainable innovations fuelled by our passion for excellence in all aspects of our operations, products and service to customers.”

Burlington’s leadership in sustainable fabric development is grounded in the exploration of innovative fibres, recycled content, and the development of proprietary performance finishes.

Smith continued, “We foster a continuous improvement culture throughout our development and R and D processes. We believe repurposing waste and exploring more environmentally friendly content are ways we can do our part to lessen our environmental footprint and make sure future generations have more opportunities for a healthy environment.”

Burlington’s Restora collection features eco-conscious fabrics made from a range of innovative and industry leading recycled content. Burlington drives fabric performance through collaborations with newer innovators of recycled and sustainable content including CiCLO, Eco Circle and Seaqual, and longstanding partner Repreve.

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