Our work covers four approaches:
To proof that there are alternatives which compare to and even outperform cotton as a source for textiles, we develop fabrics under the utmost saving of water. The fabrics are created by our own network THE BLUE LAB.
We want to educate about the link between fashion habits in Western countries and a decline of clean water resources in the countries of the Global South – inside and outside of the textile industry. We therefore host the annual industry event FASHION FOR WATER which brings together industry leaders, water experts, multipliers and activists to build partnerships/ networks and create change. Also we offer workshops at universities and other institutions tailored to the audience.
In order to sustainably change the industry we engage in waste water management projects in countries that suffer from decreasing clean water resources. We are in the process of codeveloping tailor-made solutions, that are easily and cost-effectively integrated into factories to enable them to
clean the waste water satisfactorily
to release the clean water back into the natural water cycle, hence the environment
or keep using the water through a closed-loop system which saves groundwater from being exploited
Unfiltered industrial wastewater has already polluted the ground & surface water that nourishes both humans and livestock. This water needs to be cleaned to be made available for these purposes again. We fund filter projects for areas affected by the textile industry’s wastewater, operated by our partner organization AGROHO in Bangladesch. More countries are to follow.