The Campaign “Detox My Fashion” by Greenpeace was launched in 2011 to protect rivers and oceans from the dangerous chemicals, which are used in the production of textiles.
It was the first campaign of its kind and showed the great fashion brands of every sector the impact of their supply chain’s production method has on the environment.
The key elements of the Detox-Commitment are:
· Chemical management (Manufacturing Restricted Substances List, MRSL)
· Transparency – Suppliers publish the results of waste water and residue analyses on an online platform
· Substitution and removal
Since TVU has always been willing to take responsibility not only for its products, but also for its production, we are working with conviction according to the criteria of the “ZDHC Roadmap to zero”.
For example, we have not been using azo dyes with cleavable carcinogenic amines for decades, so we removed them from our production circle immediately after the harmfulness had come to be known.
TVU has waste water from production tested annually at its own expense. The results are being uploaded to the IPE-Platform and are viewable for supporters, other organisations and public agencies.
You can find further information about the Detox-campaign here.
Do you believe this is impossible? It is not and the best thing is, that the long staple cotton is also dyed in Europe, namely by us.
A completely transparent supply chain has joined together under the name Supreme Green Cotton®. The supplier for the high quality cotton is Varvaressos in northern Greece.
Supreme Green Cotton® mainly focusses on saving water and thus lays the foundation stone for controlled sustainable and GMO-free cultivation.
Furthermore, the initiative is committed to high social criteria and leaves the smallest possible CO2 footprint for future generations with the short transport distances inside Europe.
Attached to the final product, the customers can find hangtags containing QR-Codes and codes, which can be entered on the website www.supremegreencotton.eu and make it possible to trace the whole way of the supply chain from the cotton fields, via the harvest to the spinning mill and finally to TVU.
Let us pool our efforts towards a sustainable fashion world!
Supreme Green Cotton® is the solution for the increasing demand for transparency and traceability.
If you want to become a part of this sustainably supply chain, please do not hesitate to contact us.
You might think that yarn dyers can't possibly have a clean slate. But the opposite is true: sustainability colours TVU's philosophy. We do our utmost to protect the environment. We bear responsibility, for the future, our children and our environment. Only by conserving resources, can we draw on them tomorrow.
And when it comes to sustainability we don't just wind out the standard programme either. We pursue a policy of continuous improvement to reduce the high energy requirements for dyeing and to prevent environmental pollution. A policy that includes efficient processes and modern facilities.
Dyestuffs, chemicals and auxiliary agents
Out of conviction we refrain from the use of hazardous agents that can build up and do not degrade naturally. It's our promise to you and upcoming generations.
Energy – generation and recovery
We produce the heat we need in a particularly efficient wood chip-fired heating plant and 10 percent of our electricity needs are covered by photovoltaic plants.
Water, waste water and other waste
We produce little waste water and waste because we use dyestuffs, chemicals and all other raw materials sparingly. We use process and rain water for dyeing.
Social responsibility at TVU & partners
In Germany our employees enjoy support beyond law and tariff agreement. Our suppliers are benchmarked according to our standards and personally screened on-site.
Our team will be happy to explain how your yarn is dyed to the right shade in an eco-friendly manner. People matter to us. Talk to our sustainability expert, Mr Christ (email).