was recycled or repurposed
sent to landfill compared with the previous year
from our cutting sewing operations
We recycle 100% of our cutting room scraps in Central America, the Caribbean Basin and Mexico. These textile clips are used in manufacturing new products such as textiles, socks, industrial materials and mops.
In 2018, we continued to partner with Katherine Soucie of Sans Soucie Textile and Design to reduce our sheer hosiery waste by giving it new life. This partnership with Sans Soucie, a zero waste textile and clothing design studio, allows our sheer hosiery offcuts and defects to be transformed into new garments and textiles
Across our network of facilities, we are evaluating current waste streams in order to maximize recycled waste and reduce waste sent to landfills. Some key focus areas are employee awareness and training campaigns to increase recycling and reduction-at-source initiatives as well as selecting products with reduced packaging and working with suppliers to return packaging materials or containers for reuse or repurposing.